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Weißer Schwarzwald

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

We had a friend from the UK staying with us this week and went on a day trip to the Black Forest with her on Thursday. We had a little bit of snow at home (very low, very near to the Rhine river), but there was more than enough in the Black Forest! We stopped at the Mummelsee (elevation 1028m) and climbed the highest mountain in the Northern Black Forest, the Hornisgrinde (elevation 1163m). We experienced a few short snow showers, but mostly the weather looked like this:

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Frohes neues Jahr!

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Angeblich soll man ja für Glück und Wohlstand im neuen Jahr Linsen essen – ich habe gleich einen ganz großen Topf voll Linsensuppe gekocht, der sorgt auf jeden Fall auch ohne Aberglauben für ein wohlig warmes Gefühl im Bauch.

Gutes neues Jahr!

Linsensuppe mit Gemüse und Wurst – Rezept von Chili und Ciabatta.

Hoarfrost – Rauhreif

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Guten Rutsch! Happy New Year!

Taken on my walk today.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr!

Boston Globe Big Picture: Becoming Santa.

“At the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland, Mich., some two hundred Santas and Mrs. Clauses came from across the United States, Canada, Denmark and Norway to learn wood toy-making, brush up on storytelling skills, drive sleighs, feed reindeer and, most importantly, spread the Christmas spirit. Cookies are readily available at all times during the three-day training course on becoming Santa.”

Our Summer Vacation 2016

Monday, December 5th, 2016

André posted a set of photos from our trip to the US this summer:

Spicy Noodles on Flickr: USA Southwest 2016 – Four-Week Roadtrip through Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah.

Some of the highlights: