After Zurich, we were home from Friday afternoon until Sunday. We used that time to do the washing, ironing and repacking for the next part of hour holiday.
I spent most of Saturday on my own, as O.K. had been invited to join his former school mates for a day trip to Lake Constance. After lunch with his parents, I finished some of the things I wanted to do and then took advantage of the fine weather to go for a walk around the village.
Some of the paths you'll see now are the same ones we frequently use for our Sunday morning runs, and some of the views you have seen once or twice before on my blog. But with the changing of the seasons, they never look exactly the same.
View towards Schloss Ortenberg (Ortenberg Castle), and zoomed in:
This is a "Bildstock", a wayside shrine. It was erected for religious purposes, and the inscription on the sandstone pillar reads: "Disen Bildstock hat aufgericht Gorg Kremre und Georg Vogt 1761". The spelling is oldfashioned and has some errors, but basically it tells us that Georg Kremre (probably Krämer) and Georg Vogt had the shrine put up in 1761.
Inviting, that bench, isn't it?
I think it is a good year for walnuts:
And back towards the village:
It really is a beautiful area, isn't it?