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Blog archives for March, 2013

Archive for March, 2013

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

More moss, more thaw, more snow, more ice, more waiting…

Moss & Ice

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Enough with the snow, already!

Tired of winter

Thursday, March 21st, 2013



Tuesday, March 19th, 2013


tree branch with melting ice

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Memories of spring-ier days


It snowed again in Flensburg today (hence the title).
I’m … kinda really tired of winter.
This photo was not taken here.
It’s not been this springy here yet.
Snow snow go away.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Abtei Neresheim


Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Surprise Attack

Surprise Attack

Monday, March 11th, 2013

The lake divides

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

That Cake is Mine!

The Cake is Mine!

Friday, March 8th, 2013

On a hill, above Dischingen …

On a Hill, above Dischingen...

… sits Castle Taxis


It is owned by the von Thurn und Taxis family* and not open to visitors (which makes sense, I wouldn’t want to have strangers wandering my halls at odd hours either [never mind that my flat does not *have* any halls]).

Alas, the road signs totally don’t say that it’s not open to visitors, they’re the “this way to interesting things!” kind of road signs that point out attractions all over Germany, and so you really only find out (if you don’t look places up before you head there, but simply meander through the countryside and follow signs to places more or less at random [I didn’t even know there was a Castle Taxis, let alone in that precise location]) when you end up at then end of their driveway and there’s a sign saying ‘no entry’ instead of  one saying ‘visitor parking this way ->. Entry to grounds €5’. So, you know: Ooops. Also: Sorry.

And, to make everything more oops, wouldn’t you know, that driveway is totally where and when and how and why I (think I) encountered Gloria, the Princess of Thurn und Taxis – for as I was backing out of the (private) driveway (sorry!), a woman on a bicycle passed me and gave me a totally bemused/sceptical look, which I initially parsed as being sheer amazement at the fact that I own such a lovely and eye-catching and non-subtle blue toque**, but after googling her photograph I now think it was Gloria, PofT&T and it was more of a ‘what are you doing in our driveway? We’re expecting no deliveries, and anyway, your car is totally not a delivery van! Or is there surprise cake? But, wait … you’re not the baker, so of your kindness, strange woman with the blue toque, gerrofmydriveway!’ kind of look. Either way, I waved and she nodded and on I drove, down the hill and away. (The sign really is posted in a location where its kind of already too late.)

* Inventors of the postal system. (Yes, yes, Silent Tristero is coming for us all. Don’t believe it! :-) )
** Which I do! It is shiny and warm and comfortable and non-scratchy and 100% made of natural ingredients such as dead dinosaurs and long-decayed forests and I bought it in Los Angeles in a surf shop because the wind was soooo cooold that day and I can totally walk through crowds of students unnoticed when I wear my less-flashy black one instead, as I have the only shiny blue toque on campus (and I am not afraid to wear it :-) )!

Friday, March 8th, 2013


I have taken better photos of horses, but few that strike me as strangely funnier. :-)

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

In the blue distance…

the mountains wait

…the mountains wait

Monday, March 4th, 2013


Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Les trois chateaux d’Husseren-les-Chateaux

Les trois chateaux d'Husseren-les-Chateaux

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Out of the Ice

I have no idea what kind of plant this is (any takers?), but it was persistently pushing out of the snow in a number of places. Spring, if you want to stop by, we’re totally ready for you over here. :-) (And the last of the ice … wasn’t).