Saturdays this time of year tend to be rather loud. Every weekend, you can hear car horns honking randomly as caravans of wedding guests drive through the countryside en route from churches to the reception venues. But every once in a while, you can catch one of these party places empty. If one must go to church, why not go to one with its own defensive wall?
On our last day in South Tyrol, I wrote that the pain of leaving was lessened by meeting a very friendly foal. There were many pats, and it was wonderful. With any luck on this Sunday, I’ll be searching for him (or her, not sure), again.
It’s hard to imagine after spending this sunny Sunday in the garden, but this May Day was so chilly that we had to go get soup afterwards. The soup was delicious (French Onion, if you’re curious), but I’m okay with BBQ weather for the foreseeable future.
Rows of bikes parked alongside every available street corner is a common sight in spring. The orange juice container, not so much, but perhaps someone ran out of mimosa supplies after their ride?
Even the Gardener’s shy sheep can be spotted on soft evenings in the spring…
Contrary to today’s photo, I spent most of today outside in the sun. A walk/jog was followed by several hours sitting in the garden and reading. The thought of snow is behind us for at least a few months, and I am one hundred percent okay with that.
This photo is from last year, but it very well could have been from today. While I was out on my Sunday walk/this year’s first attempt at jogging, I saw the first carpets of these little white flowers dotting the forest floor. They weren’t there last week, and I was delighted to see them today!
The colors of the Bavarian flag may be blue and white, but spend any time in the villages near the Alps and you’ll see no shortage of other hues. These one can be found on the side of a hotel in Reit im Winkl, and helped to brighten up the gray day that we had experienced on our wet spring hike. In fact, I bet there’s a warm and dry restaurant nearby that also has some colorful cake…
I’m definitely one of those people who enjoys a good bit of lens flare, even if does obscure one of my favorite views in the world. This little square was always a good one to wander through on a rambling spring walk in Praha.
While our garden isn’t quite in full color explosion mode, these crocuses have been poking their way through over the last few days. Today was almost take-the-jacket-off weather, and I took advantage of it with an extended Sunday walk. In addition to all the spring flowers sprinkled about, here are some other sure signs of spring I saw while out today:
- one yellow butterfly
- three deer sprinting across the field (Twitterpation!)
- several happy muddy pups
- one woman in full athletic gear tapping along with her Nordic walking sticks
- one hunting cat
- one cat curled up in a full faceplant on a sunny terrace
- the first drone of the season (run away!)
I’m on board with everything but the last point. Bring on Biergarten season!