I'm Barbara in Germany (Mainz), and I'm interested in weather already for decades.
By: barbamz , 9:45 PM GMT on March 09, 2014
Today, March 9, has been a very bright and in some locations record breaking warm day in Germany. We were out to our very rural little weekend house northeast of Frankfurt/Germany to enjoy a walk to nearby medieval castle Ronneburg, the dominating landmark of the whole region. Frequent visitors of my blog already know this castle, at least from far. Hope you like the photos with some closer insights nevertheless :-)
Dawn (yessss! dawn! Have to confess: I stumbled back to bed after taking this photo) at our rural weekend estate:
A lot of people were walking around today, some of them were heading towards castle Ronneburg (in the background):
A closer look to the castle:
But what's that?? A sort of coloured spring mushroom???
Ah, solution: just some early hang gliders testing their equipment for the new season at the slopes below Ronneburg (without much success to be true; winds were weak today):
Fresh spring blossoms at the old walls of the castle:
And what are people doing inside the walls of Ronneburg? Of course, there is a beer garden, and a restaurant to boot. Early opening of the open air season this year:
And what do people eat? German knuckle of pork or something similar as they would have done some decades ago? Noooo! For example I had this little snack, and it's not icecream but mozzarella mousse with tomatoes and spring blossoms (mmmmh!).
Altough the sun was very bright and warm today you could spot the half moon at the sky the whole afternoon:
And this is the top of our old weekend flat with the moon above:
Later after sunset some candle light and fire is very welcome as it's still very early in the year and it's getting cold once the sun is down:
Which fire is real, lol? Hint: both are, but one of them only is the reflexion of the ingle in the window ...
Here is a map from German wetteronline.de showing (stars) the new records of warmth for the first third of March which had been achieved today (in Celsius; 22C = 71,6F):
Most parts of Europe free of clouds today (March 9).
Okay, this is my spring blog. Don't expect new photos every week though :-) Hope you liked them.
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