Who can resist the beguiling way roses poke their blooms over fences or peek through openings to have a look at you. And YOU can’t resist walking over to have a closer look, to touch and to smell. Why are roses so captivating? I often ask this question to people. Is it the fragrance, I … Continue reading “What A Lovely Thing a Rose Is” – Arthur Conan Doyle
You couldn’t pick a more perfect country to celebrate Halloween. Germany, with its many castles and half-timbered villages is like a stage setting. Last October I had the pleasure of taking a friend, who was visiting from the U.S., to a “Halloween” castle. My friend has lived and traveled extensively but this was her first … Continue reading October + Germany = Halloween!
Having grown up in California, it was hard for me to comprehend people from other parts of the country who “needed’ their four distinct seasons. Once I came to Europe to live, I then began to understand this seasonal need. I’ve learned to savor each season for the moods they create. Although it is hard … Continue reading Autumn in Germany – The Bewitching Season