Tag Archives: Black Forest

Out In The Woods

I am after three months back in Canada just beginning to understand how much I am missing Germany. Not the bureaucracy of course, but I miss the Black Forest. Ottawa has an urban forest with many kilometres of trails, but somehow it just doesn’t feel the same. Still, it is better than a concrete jungle. […]

The Last Sunset

Hard to believe that our time in Germany is over. Took a couple of pictures on our last walk through the vineyard. PCR test came back negative, which means there should be no problems getting home. The goodbyes have been tough, and there are so many mixed emotions. So very sad to be leaving, happy […]

Do You See It?

Look closely. Don’t feel disappointed if you can’t see it – I can’t either. Wandering through the Black Forest on a rare break in this rainy week, I came across this hill with a sign at the bottom (you can see the edge of it on the right). I stop and read such signs – […]

Saint Patrick’s Day 2021

The party will be subdued this year, even more than in 2020. No parades, maybe not even any green beer, which has nothing to do with St. Patrick anyway. He may be the patron saint of Ireland, but he wasn’t even Irish. In my corner of Germany Patrick’s presence is felt, though I would guess […]

Mobile Phone Blues

Walking through the Black Forest late Monday afternoon between the villages of Muggart and Laufen I realized my phone just doesn’t do what I want it to. An upgrade would seem to be required – but the feature I feel is missing is probably decades away. It isn’t the quality of the camera, as you […]

Black Forest In Winter II

Took my camera instead of just my phone. And a different trail from the one in the previous post. A day later, there had been more people out – I wasn’t breaking new ground through the snow. In some places I could see that there are cross-county skiers in the area. I wonder how often […]

Black Forest In Winter I

I’ve seen pictures from years gone by, but this was the first time I experienced it myself. In this fashion anyway.  I’ve walked through the Black Forest in winter before, but this month was the first time I was able to do so in snow. Needless to say, it was quite different. I think Sulzburg […]

The View From Quarantine

For ten days I missed my daily walk through the Black Forest and the vineyards. Taking COVID-19 quarantine seriously, I stayed inside for the required time. My wife wanted fresh air, so she would walk in the apartment building yard as long as there was no-one around. That didn’t appeal to me – 18 steps […]

More Than A Pile Of Sticks

I must have walked by this pile of old wood in the vineyard on the edge of Sulzburg a dozen times in the past two weeks, never giving it a second thought. Until the last time. I should have wondered why the pile was there when I first saw it, but my mind tends to […]

Fall Continues

Time to take a break from looking at the US election. Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest after all. Friday afternoon we went walking in the Black Forest with friends from another village and came across this blaze of color. All discussion of the election was forgotten as we drank in the […]