Yesterday was dry and partly sunny, and it was warm enough for me to leave the house without scarf and gloves. My sister and I went for a walk near the area I showed you here. This time, though, we did not walk down below, along the river, but on the other side and on top of the ridge where the vineyards are, and into the village of Poppenweiler.
As expected on a Saturday, hardly anybody was about; most people in this area use that day for cleaning, shopping, washing their cars and generally getting ready for the weekend.
Here are some pictures I took along the way.
Poppenweiler is still a fair bit away from where we've set off:
Looking back towards Ludwigsburg, the small red circle marks the towers of one of the two churches facing each other across the market square. In fact, I've shown you the view from up there in this post.
Such paths are nearly irresistible for me, but this time, we walked past it and further on.
An old quarry? I am not sure, but it looks like it. How different will this be in the summer, when the trees are covered in leaves and the ground underneath is all in the shade.
The path then leads up to a good viewing point.
This now is the area where we walked back in November, seen from above (see the first link in this post):
Much effort has been put into re-naturalizing the river bed, so that it offers a natural habitat once more to the birds and other animals that usually live in such areas.
We are getting closer to Poppenweiler:
Why was this gate put there upside down, I wonder?
The last "wild" bit, with a small waterfall, before reaching the village. That will be my next post.
There were birds everywhere, with all their different songs and cries. Some buzzards kept circling overhead, but they were too far away (and sometimes power lines were in the way) to take a picture.
Oh, and of course I was wearing my new yellow jacket!