Monthly Archives: August 2011

Summer Figs and a Praying Mantis

The very warm days recently have made the figs in my yard ripen faster than normal.  I can’t eat them fast enough and they are dropping from the tree like mushy grenades. I never knew I liked figs until I … Continue reading

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Guten Tag, Garmisch!

My trip to Germany a couple weeks ago was not just filled with castles.  It was also full of horses, lakes, mountains, and beer! I stayed near Garmisch, which is a small ski resort near the Austrian border.  Buildings with … Continue reading

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King Ludwig II of Bavaria’s Castles

A couple of weekends ago, I went up to Germany to do a little hiking.  Unfortunately it rained all weekend so I didnt get to go on my hikes.  Talk about disappointing!  So instead of spending the weekend in the … Continue reading

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The Colors of Summer

This summer started early, and it was hot; except for a few wonderful weeks in July, when there was rain almost every other night.  The rains kept the daytime temperatures somewhere in the high 70’s, it was heaven.  Then the … Continue reading

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