The 24th of September was not only Election Day in Germany. It was also, after a very foggy start, a beautiful sunny day. I had returned from my September holiday with O.K. (you have seen almost all the pictures from our time in Zurich and hikes in the Black Forest) the day before and was now using the weekend at home for catching up with things like washing, ironing and other householdy stuff. My sister suggested a walk, and walk we did!
drove a short distance to a place we knew very well, and walked from
there. Two years ago in November, we walked there, too, and it was a
beautiful sunny day then as well. You can see the pictures and compare
them to this year's pictures, if you like; click here and here
for the 2015 posts. As autumn had been doing its work on the landscape
for several more weeks back then, there were a lot more colours than
this time - but it was still a beautiful walk, still very green at the end of September.
Near this wall we put our coats on the ground and had a picnic - courtesy of my sister, who had prepared sandwiches for both of us, which was a most welcome and lovely surprise.
Eventually, we made our way back through the woods, trying out different paths from before, until we reached the parking lot again. It was early afternoon, still plenty of time to go voting.
The rest of that Sunday I spent quietly at home, getting ready for the last week of September and then October - this year, a very busy time for me work-wise. And now, a glimpse at the calendar tells me that in only 3 weeks' time, our Christmas Market will open! Work is still very busy (and will remain so until at least the end of January), but I am looking forward to all my pre-Christmas activities already.
And of course, right now I am looking forward to spending another weekend at O.K.'s - I'm off to catch the train in about 2 1/2 hours.