Monthly Archives: June 2015

Allotment update: June

Well here we are at the end of June, and the allotment looks very different from how it did at the start of the year.  Everything is growing like crazy and its hard to keep up, but in a good … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: taking a different route

This week I needed to travel to Northamptonshire for work.  This meant a rail journey via London, including crossing London from Paddington Station to St Pancras Station.  I’ve done this many times before.  If I’m pressed for time, I take … Continue reading

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Two Sundays, two countries, two festivals

Festival one: Weinfest: an annual event in the village in the Black Forest. celebrating the wine they make.  A long weekend of fun and entertainment.  It feels like everyone from the village goes, and there seems to be an agreed … Continue reading

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Woodpiles

What can I say?  I just love to see them.  I love looking at them.  They have their own beauty.  In each country they seem to take a different form.  Here in the Black Forest, they are neat and tidy, … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: all the hard work

Staying in a rural agricultural area like this one in the Black Forest, it’s easy to see and enjoy the natural world.  After all, we’re surrounded by trees, forest, vineyards, orchards, gardens.  Much of the time the only sounds to … Continue reading

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The cherry orchard

No, not the famous one in the play.  The one I was sitting in one morning in the Black Forest. Yes, the Black Forest really does have cherries, lots and lots and lots of them.  Not actually in the forest … Continue reading

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Come into the garden (and not just Maud)*

As we walked up an isolated road from the valley village to the high forest we came across a house with a beautiful rose garden.  We admired it from the road, and took photos.  Then, as we walked on, to … Continue reading

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