Two weekends ago, I was at O.K.'s and we went for a walk on the Sunday. It was a blustery day with plenty of clouds threatening to rain, but somehow I was sure it was not going to rain while we were out (and it didn't). This time, we took slightly different paths from our usual ones, although I am sure you will recognise at least one of the views from this post.
On the Saturday, we had been to town for a spot of shopping, when we noticed a stork flying across the market square. He or she landed in a nest high up on one of the buildings around the square, where his or her mate was already waiting.
While we were still watching them, another pair flew past - and then another! Six storks were in the sky above us, all at the same time; I don't think I have ever seen so many of them in one go, especially not outside a zoo or park.
There used to be a time when the sight of a stork's nest on top of the highest building was familiar in German towns and villages, but their numbers have steadily been dwindling through loss of habitat and other causes. I don't think I was over-proportionately pleased with seeing them that Saturday, as one of my family members suggested when I told them.
Anyway, back to our walk on Sunday. Ready?
As you can see, the windy, cloud-filled skies made for some rather interesting light. It wasn't as dull and grey as it may look in some pictures, and it was just wonderful to see white and yellow here and there amidst the brown and green landscape.
When I'll be back there this weekend, a lot will have happened in terms of flowers and trees. Nature is always good at making the most of milder temperatures, sunshine and the occasional drop of rain.