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Thursday, November 23, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving


Wishing you, my dear Friends, a very happy Thanksgiving


Sunday, June 11, 2023


Blooming in my Garden


Pansies and 

Daisies and 


Happy Sunday to you and yours, 


Saturday, April 8, 2023

Easter 2023

 Happy Easter 

Wishing you a very special day

 with family and friends


Sunday, March 26, 2023

A Miracle

Will it work Part II

 It's just a little stick

He showed me how to prepare a grape branch for grafting

It is an especially sweet grape 

growing in the fertile soil, under spewing  Mt Etna Volcano.

We walked through the vineyard, always aware of the smoke rising from Mt Etna

See the rocks at the base of the barrels? 
 Mt Etna volcano reminds everyone who is  in charge. 

And what about that stick?
It came home with me to give to my neighbor who is going to graft it onto his grape stock. 

  What else do you give a neighbor who has taken such good care of my animals  and property while I was having a grand time in Italy. 

And now my neighbor has achieved the almost impossible.  
That dried up old stick I carried around with me has come back to life. 



Sunday, March 19, 2023

Nothing, nothing at all

flowers are hiding under the snow

                 All photos from my 2021 garden

They are still sleeping

No flowers for the house. 

Even too cold for pansies.

Not even a Hellebore in sight.

When are they going to show their faces?

There is only this
and nothing more

Enjoy your flowers, 
mine will come soon enough


Sunday, February 26, 2023

Wondering where to go this Summer


Why not consider this secret little spot?

Where horses are ready to take your for a ride,
their face made of velvet

The Hotel Gasthof Metzgerei Keindl is a good place to start y our journey.
But where is this place you say? 

There are two little towns. Oberaudorf and Niederaudorf.
You will find them hidden in a valley between Munich and Innsbruck. 

Not so far from the Alps.

The church is tiny but it's treasures within are formidable. 

When the cows come back from the mountains they always stop first by  this fountain. 

They do this every night. 

They spend their days in the mountains. This is where you can hike to your heart's content.  

Or you can stay in the valley visiting the Kloster Reisach in Unteraudorf. 
There are walking and bicycle routes everywhere. 

A fine Konditorei awaits you in Oberaudorf. 

Cafe Luckner (das Torten Paradies) 
serves great coffee, fabulous ice cream, finest chocolates and oh, those amazing cakes. 



She's got it made. 

One thing I could never  figure out is where 
Niederaudorf and where Oberaudorf belong on the map.  
But they are so close together that it doesn't matter.  

Auf Wiedersehen  

Stay well dear friends,