Posts Tagged ‘fall’
Bavaria’s Lower Franconia region is picture-book Germany. The Main river snakes through the landscape, passing rolling hills, vineyards and picturesque villages and towns. This region around Würzburg, Aschaffenburg and Kitzingen is especially beautiful in fall, when the leaves are turning and the grapes are heavy on the vines.
These photos were taken near Escherndorf and Kitzingen on the Main River and on Schwanberg.
This year’s autumn has been spectacular in Germany. The weather has been perfect and we’ve seen some amazing fall foliage.
The pictures in this slide show were taken in different places: near the Rhine and along the Sieg river in the west of the country, and in Bad Brückenau in the southern federal state of Bavaria.
Btw: a few years ago, I posted another autumn slide show here on this blog and called it “Feels like fall“. That slide show was created on slide.com and then embedded here in this wordpress blog.
Unfortunately, slide.com no longer exists. If you go to their website, you’ll see a notice “Slide.com closed its doors on March 6, 2012 and is no longer available.”
So when you read my original 2008 wordpress post “Feels like fall” today, all you see is the text. The slide show is gone forever. So that really does feel like fall…
It’s strange to be back in Europe after six weeks in Asia. No more heat and humidity, like in Thailand. Instead, it’s autumn in Germany.
The days are sunny and the skies are blue. It’s dark by six p.m. and the evenings are turning cool. The last remaining leaves on the trees have turned red or yellow.
When you walk through a forest or park, there’s a smell of fallen leaves and moist earth in the air.
It’s all very beautiful and somehow sad. Winter is around the corner. The dark season. The trees will be bare, the sky will be gray, the days will get even shorter.