Tag Archives: Sulzburg

The Blacksmith

One last look back at the 2018 Weckensonntag in Sulzburg. There’s a certain fascination that comes with watching someone perform a lost art.  Though I guess it isn’t really lost if people are still doing it. It must be 50 years since I last watched a blacksmith plying his trade, so it was nice to […]


Continuing from where we left off yesterday, some thoughts on this unique Sulzburg tradition, in this post from 2018. For my neighbour it is a nostalgic time. When she was a child, Weckensonntag was the day the children received their new spring outfits (in Canada for many families it is Easter for that). So I […]

Something Special

According to the calendar, Sunday is Weckensonntag. However the festival is canceled this year, I presume due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Still, we can celebrate nonetheless, with these thoughts and pictures from 2018. Our neighbour was insistent we had to take part in Weckensonntag, which is held the third Sunday before Easter. She told us […]

Like Them Ore Not?

I finally made it to the museum in Sulzburg. Only took three-and-a-half years. Mind you, the museum was closed for the past seven months, indeed for much of 2020, due to the pandemic.  It seems ironic that the place reopened the day we moved out of town. However, since we were in the area, we […]

Something Random

I got into a staring contest with a sheep the other day. It wasn’t deliberate. Local shepherds seem to park their flocks in convenient fields. Maybe there is a rhythm to it, but I haven’t been able to figure it out. It is possible there is only one flock, and I am just seeing them […]

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 – […]

Wooden Fungi

I’ve been down the trail hundreds of times. I’ve even written about the carved mushroom just off the trail by the old quatrz mine. But this one is new. Sometime in the past week or so someone has carved a new mushroom out of a tree stump. It is perhaps a little more primitive than […]

The Naked Fridge

You can tell a lot about Canadians by looking at their refrigerators. Not just the food inside, but by what is on the front and sides. Is it like that where you live? Can you learn about people’s lives by what they display on the fridge? Is there a calendar? Family pictures or photos of […]

What Is This?

I came across this log lying on the ground with what appears to be notches cut into it. But why? The bark has been removed, the branches trimmed and it was just lying there. For what purpose? I’m curious to see if you can figure it out. I’m not sure if these are really clues, […]

Around The Maypole

There was a break in the clouds before church this morning, so I dashed out and grabbed a quick photo of the maypole in the market square. Seems a little hazy to me – and the rain started up again right afterward. It’s a sign of spring that I remember from children’s stories of my […]