To continue my next-to-last post, let me take you along for the second walk I took that day (on the 6th of August).
You've seen my favourite grassy path several times already, and it really was about time I went there again - after all, I had not been here yet this year, and I have no idea if and when I'll return this year.
Last year when I came this way in June, I found construction work going on at the site of a venue for courses and seminars. This year, it looks very far advanced, as you can see. Click here for last year's pictures to compare.
My Grassy Path was as beautiful as ever, and thankfully, much drier than expected. We've had substantial rain in the wake of several thunderstorms recently, and the sun does not reach some of those woodland areas all that well, and so I had been preparing myself for some mud; there wasn't any.
It was just a very enjoyable walk altogether, along "my" path, into the woods and back up to the fields and across them, until I reached my parents' allotment again and it was almost time to go home.
Isn't late summer with its slow but marked transition into early autumn a wonderful time of year?
You know what? I'm going to have to wait until this evening to appreciate this fully. I shall use AirPlay to show all the photos on the big TV screen so that I can view them as they should be viewed.ReplyDelete
I wonder whether they are the right resolution for that, Graham. If yes, then it must almost feel as if you were walking along.Delete
It was marvellous Meike. The computer automatically upscales them to the size of the television screen (allowing for the different dimensions that is) and it was marvellous seeing them all so large. I recognised some (the tower for example) from past walks.Delete
I was wondering what tower, but you must mean the wooden lookout where hunters watch for deer coming out of the woods to graze. In German, this kind of construction is called Hochsitz, high chair, the same word as the one for babies and toddlers to sit in at meals :-)Delete
Yes that's the 'tower' I meant. I should have called it a lookout tower and I think you would then have known to what I was referring without any doubt.Delete
Your walks (treks!) just intrigue me. I know you take careful pains not to photograph other people on these outings, but do you ever meet people on the paths?ReplyDelete
Few and far between, Jill. That day, I met about 10 people altogether; a few on bikes and a few on foot.Delete
hit publish too soon! And, who keeps the paths so cleared of undergrowth. I'm sure you live in the most beautiful area in the whole of Germany!ReplyDelete
Farmers are responsible for keeping the paths through/along their fields clear here in Germany (to a reasonable extent), and woodland paths are usually managed by the community closest to them. Because the fields and woods are worked with machinery, it is in the owners' or keepers' own interest to keep paths largely free from undergrowth.Delete
As for the most beautiful area of Germany, I think there are places much more beautiful, such as the big Bavarian forests, or the vineyards and orchards around O.K.'s village.
A wonderful time of year. I greatly enjoy sharing your walks. They are rather nostalgic for me!ReplyDelete
I am glad you can relate to my walks, Kristi! The light is also so very beautiful this time of year, I think. (Not always easy to take photos, though.)Delete
I miss walks in shady forests and green meadows. Thank you for all the wonderful photos.ReplyDelete
You are welcome, Gerlinde - and welcome to my blog, I believe this is your first visit. Thank you for coming over and commenting!Delete
That was a nice long walk. Nice you didn't have to worry about mud on your shoes! Still, we all must have rain so I hope this area got some after your walk that you showed us. The photos of the hay in the fields...that could be Georgia, near my Dad's house!ReplyDelete
The first half of the year was way too dry here, Kay, but the rain has been doing its best to catch up recently, so the region is not really suffering a drought right now :-)Delete
I really liked those rolled-up straw/hay bales in the fields, so "late summer", and then the rosehips!
It's funny how some walks just keep on giving. They often change from week to week - the vegetation, the weather. I am making the most of picking the blackberries, they've been very good this year.ReplyDelete
My parents have a hedge of blackberries separating their allotment from the next on one side, and raspberries on the other side. Raspberries have of course long gone, but their blackberries are very good this year, too. I've been having them on my muesli every morning this week :-)Delete
Yes, it is a wonderful time of year. I love how green your photos are, but you can just see berries and yellow leaves creeping in here and there, a sign of autumn to come.ReplyDelete
Those photos were taken 4 weeks ago - signs of autumn are a lot more prominent now, and I still haven't found a twig of rosehips for my vase!Delete