Magical fall

31 10 2011 Happy World

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

I have to confess - I'm not big into Halloween decoratoration... 

My children just have to be happy with a thick carpet of fallen leaves... 

And like every year since we moved back to a country with changing seasons I think :

The leaves never danced prettier than THIS year... 

...and never glowed more magnificent before... 

REALLY - isn't THIS fall just AMAZING with it's warm and sunny days we are having over here in northern Germany?

We can even sit OUTSIDE and enjoy our root vegetables right in the glorious afternoon  - red beets in soup and on bread this time - sooooo marvelous! 

What is definitely going to be on your plate this week? 


Gotland sheep

24 10 2011 Happy World

...are not what this post is about...

No, these are ordinary German sheep living on a dike - on a man made wall protecting the land from being flooded by the ocean.

And it means, I'm visiting NORTHERN GERMANY and not GOTLAND, a swedish island where those incredible blue grey fur-ball beauties called GOTLAND SHEEP would live...

Well - looks like I can't get enough of sheep no matter what kind of breed they belong to...

.. otherwise I can't explain why they would greet me with a yoga performance...

Or these essential northern landmarks...

Some really don't mind my presence and are able to totally let go...

But most are carefully watching me with a mixture of mistrust and curiosity.

I really don't want to disturb or scare them in their peaceful community but I know they find me highly suspicious...

And here she comes...

Selma herself - with an amazing spookily swaying and rolling gait directly towards me - you already see her in the back of this pic.

I am holding my breath and speed up my thinking: What is wrong with her? Can't she see or smell me??? 

I stay and she finally stops an inch from my knee.

She takes one gigantic breath to read-smell my complete bio only to breathe out back right into my face.

THANKS Selma - I ALWAYS wanted to exactly experience THAT...

But now I know what's going on with her! She is going down to business: snacking on my camera belt...

She seems to love eating and is a bit overweight but otherwise -  totally fine!

And you? What was your last close encounter of the (sheep)...?... kind?