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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011


We went walking today to our favorite spot, the Blutenburg Schloss.  It wasn't a long walk, about a half of a mile.  The ice on the pond is melting since the days are a bit warmer and the ducks and geese are taking advantage of the small ice floes to sunbathe before entering the still chilly water.

There were plenty of Munchiner's with the same idea in mind for a sunny afternoon.  It was good to get out and smell the fresh air and see mother nature preparing to shed her cloak of white.

She is already decorating the ground with new, tiny blossoms.  The first sign of spring here in Germany, although winter still hasn't left for sure.

The sun was so warm, I sat on a bench near the pond, closed my eyes and drifted off to a place unknown.

New buds were on the trees, another harbinger of better weather ahead.

It is easy to daydream in the sun's warmth when you are surrounded with beauty.

 To have this at your door step is comforting.  It never fails to inspire us.

And apparently, it doesn't fail to inspire our neighbors either. 


Frau B said...

Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous day!

May said...

We had gorgeous weather too last weekend!! And it definitely felt like spring was knocking doors early...:) Did a similar post on my other blog!! Have a great week..:)

Cathy said...

What beautiful photos! So gorgeous. Looks like you had a wonderful day and I can see why you couldn't resist going out and spending time by the beautiful blue water. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures with us.

Oh and I love your header pictures too!

Expat Traveler said...

Lovely pics. We've got flowers starting here as well, just can't bend down so well to photograph them.. But yes I think the sign of spring is near!!! Babies are coming soon too! :)

honeypiehorse said...

Gorgeous photos, it does look like spring! (but I fear it isn't)

Joyce said...

Beautiful pictures...we are not seeing any grass yet but it is supposed to be in the 40's today so maybe some of this deep snow will melt a bit. Here's hoping!

blueviolet said...

The first peeks do wonders for the soul!