Bright day in Spring

By: barbamz , 9:45 PM GMT on March 09, 2014

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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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46. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
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45. barbamz
7:13 PM GMT on March 28, 2014
Hey Bug, thank you. But I fear I couldn't offer you some wisteria from Germany this early in the year (as Mike could, see #42). I had to look it up what it was on my photo, as I don't know many plants by their name or I will always forget if I once knew.

Guess this is a simple blackthorn, lol (common at least for us); here a close up:

Wiki: Prunus spinosa (blackthorn, bair or sloe) is a species of Prunus native to Europe, western Asia, and locally in northwest Africa. It is also locally naturalised in New Zealand and eastern North America.

Weather still flawless sunny at my place and will stay this way for a couple of days. But some good rains would be welcomed in most regions of Germany.
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44. palmettobug53
3:39 PM GMT on March 28, 2014
Hello, Barb.

I could almost smell the wisteria when I saw that photo you posted. It is so lovely when it is in full bloom.

When I was growing up, I used to beg my Dad to plant some but he always refused, because it spreads so badly. I think that there are now a few varieties that are suitable for containers, which is one way to go, if you want one but don't want to deal with it's invasiveness.

I see that Gerlitt's hoard is being reviewed, with an eye to returning the works to their rightful owners. Still, I feel a bit sorry for the old fellow.
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43. barbamz
8:40 AM GMT on March 27, 2014
Hi, dear visitors, hope you are fine. Greetings from Germany, fully enlighted by sunshine which is forecast to last for the weekend (though there might be a cold spell in the offing next week; models aren't sure yet). Don't have too much time in the moment. So be patient with me, lol.

Something to read: First some bad environmental news from Germany:

Study: third of German species under threat
The Local, published: 27 Mar 2014 08:12 GMT 01:00
The most comprehensive German biodiversity study to date has found that around one third of the nation's species are under threat.
Just under a third of the country's 48,000 different animal species and 24,000 plant and fungi species are seriously threatened or are affected by a considerable decline in numbers.
These are the findings of a government study presented by Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks on Wednesday. ...

More see link above.

Second, more on the "treasure thread":

Gurlitt Tells Lawyer to Restore Nazi-Looted Art to Owners
Bloomberg, by Julia Mengewein Mar 27, 2014 1:43 AM GMT 0100

German artwork hoarder to return Nazi-looted works
Deutsche Welle English, March 27, 2014
A reclusive heir, who hoarded priceless art that included pieces stolen by the Nazis from Jewish owners, has agreed to return the paintings to their rightful owners. More potentially looted artworks have now surfaced.
A court-appointed lawyer acting on behalf of collector Cornelius Gurlitt said one unidentified piece of art that had been found by police in a raid would be returned.
The piece was one of 1,400 works that police discovered in Gurlitt%u2019s home in the Munich borough of Schwabing two years ago.
"We are about to return a work from the Schwabing portion of the collection that is justifiably suspected of being looted art," said the lawyer, Christoph Edel. According to Edel, the piece is unlikely to be an exception.
"Discussions with other claimants have been constructive as well, and we expect to be returning additional works in the coming weeks."
A total of 238 pieces were said to have been discovered at Gurlitt%u2019s Salzburg home. After an initial search in February, it had only been reported that there were 60 artworks.
The newly-discovered pieces included a 1903 Claude Monet painting of London Bridge, which had until now been considered missing. The work could fetch up to 10 million euros ($13.8 million) at auction. ...



With galleries of the newly detected paintings:

Cornelius Gurlitt: One lonely man and his hoard of stolen Nazi art
BBC, 26 March 2014 Last updated at 20:48 GMTBy Stephen Evans BBC News
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42. clearlakemike
2:29 AM GMT on March 27, 2014
Hi Barb, sounds like Winter has finally arrived in Central Europe.

Bug, if I were a jet setter I would live in your area in the Spring. I remember driving down through there on Spring Break out of the colder mid Atlantic region and how beautiful it was in your area this time of year. Yes, the Wisteria can get wild as I found out at the Filoli Estate one Spring,

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41. GardenGrrl
10:22 PM GMT on March 26, 2014
Hi Barb, what a fascinating tornado video. I don't speak Italian but was just amazed at how calm and mellow the speaker and child sounded.
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40. barbamz
8:26 PM GMT on March 23, 2014
Thanks for visiting everyone, and Bug for your spring report! Same here in Germany, although colder and wetter air has moved in.

View this evening (very clear air!) from the old fortress of Mainz over the historic city and Rhine valley towards Grosser Feldberg which is the highest elevation (878 m = 2880 ft) of Taunus mountains north of Frankfurt. Sure, it's a telephoto; 30 miles to go by car.



Have a nice week everyone!

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Low "Ilse" has caused some interesting weather in Northern Italy today (tornados) and is dumping a lot of rain and snow onto the Alps.






Warnings because of heavy rainfall and snow in southern Bavaria/Alps for tomorrow.


Weather in Europe right now.

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Tornado in Breda, Northeastern Italy, this afternoon.

Another one in province of Veneto, same area.
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39. palmettobug53
3:08 PM GMT on March 23, 2014
Hi, Barb.

Hope your weekend has been a good one.

We're warm here and flowers are popping out all over. My Carolina jasmine has been in full bloom and smells heavenly.

My daffodils are about spent but were pretty, while they lasted.

My azaleas are starting to pop open blossoms and will be in full flower shortly. Mine are a Formosan type with purple blossoms.

Charleston has TONS of azaleas and many of our plantation gardens are big attractions during the azalea season.

While I don't have one, I've spotted dogwood trees starting to bloom. Most of the ones we have here have white blossoms. There are more and more pink ones in mid-state and the Upstate.

The wisteria is starting to bloom, too. I don't have any of that, as it can be terribly invasive. Still, it's lovely to look at and it smells wonderful, too.
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38. WeatherWise
4:43 AM GMT on March 23, 2014
Thanks, Barb! Wishing a beautiful weekend!
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37. sandiquiz
9:14 AM GMT on March 22, 2014
Hi Barbara, just dropping by to wish you a relaxing weekend.

Spring has sprung in Europe, like you we have days of spring sunshine interspersed with the odd shower, but nothing like the wet we had over the winter!!
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36. barbamz
6:13 PM GMT on March 21, 2014
Wow, WeatherWise and Mike, you both are pampering me with splendid photos. What colorful birds and what a breathtaking scenery on the top of Hawaii! Thanks a lot and happy spring as well!
Sprinkles of rain today in Germany, at least at my place, so no bright spring impressions.

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35. clearlakemike
5:39 PM GMT on March 21, 2014


Happy Spring from the top of the Big Island of Hawaii, Barb. Mauna Kea observatories at almost 14k feet above sea level. As you can see, the snow is receding. Off in the distance is the top of Haleakala volcano on the neighboring island of Maui.




Sunset by a cinder cone at the 10k feet elevation.

Photos taken on Monday, March 17, 2014.
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34. WeatherWise
11:58 PM GMT on March 20, 2014
Hi Barb, Beautiful flowers from your lunch break.

Happy Spring!


Spring is the Cardinal in the Red Tips



And Spring is the chickadees in the Bluebird House!
Hey, and the Bluebirds showed up one day too late.


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33. barbamz
9:49 PM GMT on March 20, 2014
Yes, spring indeed is here: with up to 11 hours of pure sunshine today in Germany:



Snapshot during lunchbreack in the little yard in front of church Saint Stephan nearby, located on a little elevation:

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32. GardenGrrl
7:14 PM GMT on March 20, 2014
Hooray. It's Here!!!

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31. barbamz
8:10 PM GMT on March 17, 2014
Hey folks, thanks for visiting and sorry that I'm not around very often these days. Mike, thanks a lot for all the lava you've spilled into my blog, lol :-))) Looks great and really interesting, the more as I'm a fan of volcanoes ...

WWII: Inner city of Mainz as well as Frankfurt unfortunately were flattened by bombings. As there aren't too many pics of destroyed Mainz on the internet I'll have to look for book in nearby library to copy some.

St. Patrick's Day: No, it's not a day many would notice in Germany, at least as far as I know. Nevertheless: Have a great one everybody!


Another pic from yesterday. People sitting on the banks of Rhine River opposed to the confluent of Main River (coming in from Frankfurt).


Very early spring this year!


Greening willow at Winter Harbour in Mainz.
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30. clearlakemike
5:57 PM GMT on March 17, 2014


The green area by the ocean that is surrounded by the lava flow is called a kipuka. An island of sorts that was not covered during the eruptions. There are ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs in that area.

ok, Barb, one more that I thought you might enjoy from my neighborhood. As you can see, the drought has really taken a toll on the trees. BTW, the lava came down from a vent in 1886. The vent is about 3000' feet above from where this photo was taken. It only took about 3 hours for it to come down to the ocean!!

Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Germany? Maybe in the more Celt part of Northern Germany near the sea? Hope you have a good week!
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29. WeatherWise
1:03 PM GMT on March 17, 2014
It's St. Patrick's Day - Don't forget to wear GREEN!




Have a wonderful Monday!
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28. clearlakemike
6:55 AM GMT on March 17, 2014


A lava flow channel from the 1907 flow near my house.



Lava flow from 1886. The redder color is due to the lava cooling faster than the darker lava.
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27. clearlakemike
9:00 PM GMT on March 16, 2014
Barb, thank you for the new fotos. May I ask, how extensive the bombing was in Mainz and Frankfurt? You did show an image awhile back of what old town Mainz looked like after the war, I remember (and it didn't look good.) I guess the only comparable in the US is the World Trade Center destruction and what tornadoes, etc have done.

I saw photos of the Paris smog in the news, ugh. Looks a bit hazy there also.
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26. barbamz
8:25 PM GMT on March 16, 2014
Everyone have a nice new week!

Here some pics I took today at/on the railway bridge over Rhine River (tracks leading to Frankfurt) a little south of Mainz. Bridge was built in 1860/62 and rebuilt after destruction of WWII in 1948/49.






Weisenau, suburb of Mainz, seen from the bridge.
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25. clearlakemike
11:30 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Barb, I also have a morbid? fascination with the vanished plane and have been avidly following the story.

It began as a child; I would run to find out the latest information on plane crashes and weird phenomena, especially UFO's.

Alien tractor beam? (Seriously, my sympathies and condolences to the families and the passengers.)

Source.

Flight 370 Soared Above 45,000 Feet After Vanishing: Report
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24. trHUrrIXC5MMX
9:55 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Hi Barb... long time I don't come over here!

Fantastic picture there of the sun just above the horizon... so amazing sight!
you know what's good!
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23. barbamz
9:52 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Wow, folks, thanks for all the visits. Besides work my attention is distracted by the mystery of the vanished plane, I must confess, so I wasn't much around ...

Mike, thanks a lot! Your pictures are a very nice weekend surprise. Beautiful photos and what a stunning place to live! You want to lure us to Hawaii, don't you? :-)

Briar, thanks for sharing the memories of the German roots of your family. I'm always astonished how many folks on WU have either German ancestors or lived for some time in Germany, esp. with military.

Weatherwise, Scott and everybody, have a nice weekend, too! The splendid weather in Germany is coming to an end, though, thanks to stormy low "Ev". In fact we need rain. There is danger of possible wildfires in some areas, and nature is longing for some water to keep on growing.



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22. airman45
8:52 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Hi Barbara,

What a warm week it was! Completely unlike March.

Speaking of wine, I used to live in the Mosel valley while stationed at Hahn air base (now Frankfurt-Hahn airport) in the 1980´s. Grapes covering hillsides as far as you could see. Every year in October, people come from all over to pick them. They are paid, of course. Oddly enough, I never really cared for any kind of wine. Now German beer.................
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21. BriarCraft
8:31 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
I do enjoy this blog! Thank you for bringing us along to share such a lovely springtime day in Deutschland.

I must admit that I have a fascination with Germany for two reasons. Most of my ancestors on both sides of the family came from Germany and I was told by my high school German teacher that Germany's climate is very like that of western Oregon, where I grew up. Unfortunately, my ancestors, along with many Europeans during those times, Anglicized the spelling of their names and did not tell stories of their childhood homes, so much was lost.

And so I enjoy all the more when you show us your lovely country and show us a bit about what life is like there.
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20. WeatherWise
6:22 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Hi Barb! Just checking by before heading out for my walk to see what's going on with you. Looking at your beautiful photos, again. Have a great weekend!
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19. clearlakemike
6:14 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Barb, as a thank you for your generosity in providing us with photos of Germany (and an apology for our greediness for wanting more,) I am showing you photos of my day in Hawaii.



My swimming pool.




Seaside lunch...I was so hungry from all the swimming that I forgot to take a photo of the lunch itself before it was all eaten. It was Ahi served with a nice salad and brown rice.




A view of some of the cinder cones on the dormant Kohala vulcano.




The end of the beautiful afternoon.
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18. clearlakemike
3:31 AM GMT on March 13, 2014
Barb, is this exceptionally warm March in Germany causing any ecological problems? f.e. agricultural problems. We already mentioned the increase in sunny days would be good for the solar power. I would venture perhaps less fossil fuels were burned for heating. But maybe offset by more people out driving and enjoying the warmer weather.
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17. clearlakemike
3:15 AM GMT on March 13, 2014
Quoting 15. barbamz:
Unfortunately not. No weekend around yet ;-)

And, okay, "diminishing", if you like, Mike. But "diminuish" nevertheless exists.


I was ok with diminuish after I read the google entry. I had just never heard the word before. Your English knowledge is perhaps better than mine. I will try to use diminuish more often now.

Thank you for the link with the bi-lingual linguee :)
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16. barbamz
8:36 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
"Weatherhistorian" just has covered our March "heat wave", btw :-)
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15. barbamz
8:30 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
Unfortunately not. No weekend around yet ;-)

And, okay, "diminishing", if you like, Mike. But "diminuish" nevertheless exists.
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14. clearlakemike
3:32 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
Does this mean more photos?

I had to google the word 'diminuishing' and this is what I got, Stromboli volcano (Italy), eruption update: lava flows diminuishing
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13. barbamz
1:25 PM GMT on March 12, 2014


Looks to be a very beautiful day nearly everywhere on the map! (Fog is diminuishing by the hour).
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12. sandiquiz
10:36 AM GMT on March 12, 2014
If it is sea fog, it has come a long way in land!! lol

This morning we had thick, grey, damp, cloying fog. I could hardly see the house next door at 6:30!!
It is still damp and grey but lifted somewhat... I can now see down the street, just!

Mother Nature, please bring back Sunday's sun!!
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11. clearlakemike
11:09 PM GMT on March 10, 2014
I would be heavily medicated if I lived in the UK...sort of like living in the Pacific Northwest.

Winter in Portlandia
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10. barbamz
7:55 PM GMT on March 10, 2014
Bug, thanks for sharing the memories of your grandfather's farming! Sounds like the sort of farm we see in our dreams or in (old) children's book. I must confess that in respect to the US I often have pictures of those extensive, vast farmlands in the midwest in mind, those which often are shown with a ferocious tornado on top ;-)
BTW my paternal grandfather was a farmer too, further in the East which now is Poland. But he died in war, and the rest of the family had to flee to the West after WWII.

I'm glad that our government is about to support the smaller farms in Germany a bit better so that they won't be devoured by the big ones or just abandoned:

Press release no. 46 from 14.02.14
Small and medium-sized farms to be placed on a better footing in 2014
The Bundesrat allows respective bill to become law
Many smaller and medium-sized farms in Germany are to receive compensation for cutbacks in direct payments before the end of this year. ...(more see link).

Weatherwise, our summertime (day saving time) in Germany will start this year on Sunday, March 30, at 2:00 am.

And Mike as well: even more photos? Don't be so greedy, folks, lol. To do so I would have to leave my armchair in front of the screen more often and venture out to nature. Could become just too healthy eventually :-)

Poor Sandi, only one day of sunshine in the southern UK? German weather site has said today that it's sea fog which is hiding the sun in more northern regions. At least it's not pouring again at your place (we could need some moisture though).




Forecast of accumulated rain for Europe until Saturday.
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9. clearlakemike
5:28 PM GMT on March 10, 2014
YES we want photos every week!
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8. sandiquiz
3:00 PM GMT on March 10, 2014
From one of your photos.... the sun was very bright and warm today

It was indeed, I loved it. But today the sun is hidden behind grey clouds and the wind is blowing again.

So the central heating is back on, and I have a long sleeved top and a thick jerkin on again! As the saying goes... "one sunny day does not summer make!"

Have a good week:)
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7. WeatherWise
12:30 AM GMT on March 10, 2014
Hi Barb! Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing that lovely photo! Oh, I just love that photo! WOW! What a lovely place to visit and watch nature! Great photo! Had to come over and check out your blog - this is such a beautiful blog entry and YES we want photos every week! Right, Gang?

I had a new blog entry all ready to publish and somehow accidentally closed the window! It was late and could not redo it all over last night. Later! Do you have Daylight Savings time, in your area? Our time changed over night - time moved forward an hour! Hope I can get adjusted to the new time! It is mainly in the mornings that it hurts.


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6. palmettobug53
11:38 PM GMT on March 09, 2014
That field looked pretty good sized to me. SC does have big conglomerate farms but most of the fields I would see, when I'd drive up to Dad's would range from small patches to fair sized fields. I'm sure they belonged to family farms.

My paternal grandfather, Papa, had 135 acres. Some fields were planted; others were pasture. He had a small, manmade pond. Some of his fields for planting looked about the same size as the one in your picture.
They always had a big kitchen garden, with various vegetables.

He planted beans, corn and cotton in the late 50's and 60's. At one time, he raised tobacco but he'd quit doing that by the time I came along. I do remember the old tobacco barn, before it fell apart.

He'd grow sugar cane to make molasses for personal use. If he had enough, he'd sell the excess.

He had pecan trees and would gather those to sell. Granny would keep a fair amount for her use.

Dad said that, when he was a boy, Papa also grew rice for his own consumption. I can't imagine how he did that, as that was a coastal crop and requires a lot of irriagation. I never got around to asking Dad before he passed. I'd have to try to remember to ask one of his brothers.

Papa raised cattle for beef. When I was little, he had Herefords. In the 60's, he switched from a Hereford bull to an Aberdeen Angus bull and cross bred his Herefords.

He had a few hogs and, of course, chickens.
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5. clearlakemike
11:23 PM GMT on March 09, 2014
Yes, climate change may expand the wine growing region, I guess. But the soils have to be compatible also.

I think California wines have gained a lot of dominance in the world wine market over the decades. Lots of competition from other places too now, f.e. Australia.
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4. barbamz
11:18 PM GMT on March 09, 2014
Quoting 3. clearlakemike:
Very nice! I like that chandelier (and the room it is in.) The mozzarella mousse and tomato plate looks good too :)

It all reminds me of a warm early Spring afternoon in the Napa Valley (California.) Do they grow wine grapes in Germany? I know they grow beer, lol.


Hey Mike! Wine in Germany? Of course, for many centuries, but not in the whole country. Below is a map. Where I spent my daily life (at the banks of Rhine River: Rheinhessen and Rheingau) grape cultivation traditionally is dominant, but not in those regions to the northeast where I took those weekend pics above. Soils and climate are different over there, but at least climate becomes more supportive (GW).



BTW, you can buy fine wines from California everywhere in Germany as well. It's a hard competition.
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3. clearlakemike
11:11 PM GMT on March 09, 2014
Very nice! I like that chandelier (and the room it is in.) The mozzarella mousse and tomato plate looks good too :)

It all reminds me of a warm early Spring afternoon in the Napa Valley (California.) Do they grow wine grapes in Germany? I know they grow beer, lol.
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2. barbamz
11:10 PM GMT on March 09, 2014
Hey bug, thanks for visiting. Well, I don't have any desire to join those hang gliders in their business in my lifetime either (the more as they soon should leave for real cliffs in the Alps). But they are nice to watch nevertheless.

What do farmer grow over there? What we've seen: different sorts of grain, maize, rap, cabbage. It differs from field to field (as the soils do). Fields aren't that huge in Germany as they use to be in the US.
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1. palmettobug53
10:50 PM GMT on March 09, 2014
Wow... Sounds like you had a really nice weekend. Blue skies and sunshine.

Lovely castle.

The hang gliders can keep their toys. Not something I'd care to try. I can fly in a plane or peer over a lookout in the mountains but throw myself out of plane or off a cliff? Nope.

Your snack of mozzarella mousse and tomatoes was well plated. Almost too pretty to eat. But I bet you did, anyway!

What does the farmer plant in that big field in the first picture?
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