Tag Archives: Black Forest

That Pot of Gold

The forecast said there was only a 10 per cent chance of rain, so I didn’t bother with an umbrella. Needless to say, I got wet as a flash storm hit Dottingen. The rain hadn’t stopped when the rainbow came out. I saw it first over the post office, then, as I began walking back […]

Fastnacht Begins

When you appropriate the symbols of evil, do you have power over them, or are you unwittingly giving them power over you? I was asking myself that as I watched a group of people in animal costumes and witches’ hats taking public transit in Freiburg. They were jumping the gun on Fastnacht, a pagan festival […]

The View From Here

I’m feeling a little frustrated today. I don’t think you can see what I see. There was a dusting of snow yesterday, and afterwards I could see from my kitchen window that the Black Forest looked beautiful in the sunshine. I wanted to take a picture, but I couldn’t get one without houses in the […]

Seduced By A Sign

I wrote this piece more than a year ago, shortly after we arrived in Germany. I planned on using it then, but there was something else scheduled the day after I wrote it, then I switched phones. It has languished on the old phone, and might still be there if I hadn’t had to turn […]

Sunday Afternoon Walk

Went for a walk yesterday in the area of Schloss Bürgeln, which is near Schlingen in southern Germany. Less than a half hour drive from Müllheim, which was our starting point as we went straight from church. If I had been thinking I would have taken more pictures. Too busy enjoying myself I guess. Still, […]

St. Peter in the Black Forest II

Following up on yesterday’s post, more pictures from the church.

St. Peter in the Black Forest

With only a few days left in Canada I have been rather remiss about posting in this space. So many things to do before we leave, and it seems there is never enough time. I have several new posts bubbling in my head but haven’t gotten around yet to putting pen to paper (so to […]