Because of the pandemic, there had been no Gallus fest last year, but this year, restrictions were lifted enough to allow for the customary concert on the square between the church and the vicarage.
For church services, restrictions still apply, so that not as many people as usual could attend. This was also reflected in the number of people who remained on the square after mass, to have something to eat and drink and listen to the village band. Plus it was rather cold and humid (not raining, though), meaning some cut their stay short and went to their warm homes for their Sunday dinner early.
Still, it was a pleasant couple of hours or so, and I chatted to several people, the vicar among others. After their performance, the musicians had their share of food that had been kept aside for them, and something to drink.
We were home in time for mugs of steaming hot coffee (very welcome!) and cake before later setting off for a walk around the village.
The following pictures span the week from Oct. 18 to 22. Much of that week was sunny and unseasonably warm; on the Wednesday, the thermometer reached 20C - warm enough for many to go about in short sleeves!
|My little autumn corner has a new addition, a hand-made covered notebook bought at the village market.
|Night sky as seen from my kitchen window on Oct. 19
|After-work walk on the 20th; it was ten to six pm there.
|Another after-work walk on the 22nd; just after six pm.
By the weekend, temperatures dropped considerably, but it was still pleasant enough for us to explore a circuit I had read about in my local paper. That will be the subject of my next post.