Nature is special, and I love being surrounded by it. We know that nature will show us different colours throughout the year, but it never ceases to amaze me. So even running small errands on a boring Friday afternoon can turn into a special moment, as it happened that day in the middle of the Polish autumn.
Every time I see those warm colours on trees combined with the afternoon light I tend to forget that it's Autumn and the days are getting colder and colder. It warms up my heart instead. I know it's just a feeling, but a nice one to have I believe.
I was thinking about that when I started this puzzle, and my plan was to begin with the yellow tree at the center of the picture.
Then I changed my mind as I noticed it would have been easier to start from the ground and the sky. It was easier to recognize and place the light blue pieces first, together with the brown ones creating the footpaths and those light green and yellow sun rays crossing the bottom of picture from right to left.
This way it was slightly easier to build up the yellow tree at the centre and then move left to complete the dark yellow and orange tree there.
I knew the right part of the puzzle was the hardest one so I saved it for last. It took me a lot of time and effort to complete the big orange tree there, but it would have been even harder if I hadn't completed the other parts of the puzzle before.
Overall it was a nice and quite rewarding experience. I really like having these warm colours on a puzzle. I cannot say it was as hard and rewarding as the Zabierzow forest or the April snow, but still something very entertaining that I will remember for a long time. And something that will probably inspire future projects...
DIMENSIONS 98,5x75,5 cm
For the first time in my life I found a broken piece inside a Ravensburger box, a manufacturing fault I suppose. As you can see on the below picture, one of the arrows had lost a tab.
I retrieved it at the end of the differentiated collection, and somehow managed to fix the piece before starting to assemble the puzzle.
I am not complaining about that, actually it's the opposite. I thought it was worth mentioning because I have completed lots of Ravensburger puzzles but never had any damaged or lost pieces so far.
The quality of the Ravensburger puzzles is always extremely high, and in my opinion finding one broken piece out of tens of thousands is really something remarkable.