Before I start with my first September pictures, here are three more from August. O.K. took them on his own after work walk on the 31st. Looking at them, I think you can see why I like spending my weekends there so much (of course O.K. being the most important and best reason!).
The 1st of September, a Wednesday, saw me working at my client's office. Two of the people I work with there usually go for a walk during their lunch break, and they have asked me to join them. The office building is in an industrial estate at the edge of town, with fields and orchards only a few steps away. As long as the good weather continues, we will be keeping up our lunch break walks.
On the 2nd of September, my boss (RJ, as some of you may remember him) had organised an evening out for us: A picnic on the lawn in front of Solitude Palace! I had not seen my two colleagues in a long time (apart from an online meeting every now and then), and it was really lovely to meet up.
The evening was gorgeous; not too hot, and while there were several other groups of people dotted around the lawn, there was plenty of space for everyone, and the entire atmosphere was peaceful; nobody had music blaring or was drunk, shouting aggressively or anything like that.
|The lawn in front of the palace, overlooking the area north of Stuttgart.|
|The sun sets behind the palace and a row of trees.|
|Eight minutes later (at 8:35 pm) the lights in the arcades under the palace went on, along with the evening chill signalling the end of our get-together.|
We had so much food and drink (all brought RJ) that three times as many could have joined us. When it got dark and chilly, we packed up, dividing the leftovers between us. It was a truly beautiful evening and great start of September.
And it looks such a beautiful place too.ReplyDelete
Whether you mean the palace or the area around O.K.'s village or near the office, apart from the industrial estate itself, all three of them are beautiful places.Delete
O.K.'s photos are so good--the light, the flowers, the blue sky. A very good start to September for you. Isn't it funny (sadly), when we almost need to remark that no one among the groups on a beautiful expanse of lawn holding was loud, rude or disruptive. It seems as though a peaceful environment where groups are gathered is so unusual as to become remarkable. So very glad your evening was remarkably lovely.ReplyDelete
Yes indeed - more often than not, I would shy away from places where many others gather, but this particular spot seems to be an exception, maybe because it is not easily accessible from the city centre where most of the unwelcome action keeps happening.Delete
Your September is off to a lovely start! Hope it continues like that for the rest of the month! Lovely photos of lovely places! Thanks!ReplyDelete
You are welcome, and thank YOU for taking the time to read and comment.Delete
A lovely way to start September. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Such gorgeous light.ReplyDelete
In reality, the light was even more gorgeous than what the camera can capture.Delete
These are all beautiful pictures, both yours and O.K.'s! I'm happy to hear you have the opportunity to walk on your lunch while at your client's office. I'm sure that gives you a nice break in the day. Your picnic with your boss and colleagues looks and sounds wonderful! I'm so glad your Autumn is starting out so well.ReplyDelete
It does indeed make a difference to how the afternoon feels at work when the day is broken up by a lunchtime walk.Delete
Yes, so far the end of summer has been its best part!
The picnic sounded awesome and in such a lovely venue. Glad you are starting to enjoy autumnal days - we're still too hot and dry but hoping cooler weather is somewhere out there and making its way south! Evening CHILL will be welcomed here.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your lunch time walks - you are so good keeping up with your walking Meike - I admire your energy - and walking is definitely the best, and easiest, exercise to stay healthy.
Although I will be working at that particular client's office today and tomorrow, maybe there won't be a lunch time walk - rain is forecast, and business outfits are not exactly made for walking wet, muddy paths on the fields! We'll see.Delete
Yes, walking is the best and easiest exercise for me; also, it is entirely for free!
Oh my, such gorgeous photos! The sunflower photo makes me very happy! That picnic sounds just perfect.ReplyDelete
I was thinking of you, your Dad and the Sunflower Festival when I chose these pictures for the post.Delete
Lovely photos. The light in the two top photos by OK is spectacular!ReplyDelete
It is, isn't it! That's why we so love our after work walks.Delete
What a wonderful catch-up that sounds like. I loved the wild flowers in the second photo in particular.ReplyDelete
We often walk past that allotment with the wild flowers when we are at O.K.‘s for the weekend, it is beautiful in all seasons.Delete