Walking Home

You really don’t need to see many more of these pictures.


Where yet another Army Health Clinic (Budigen) has its colours retired with a reception afterwards. This feels like 1993/4 all over again. Only this time it is not because there is a peace dividend.

Instead of mentioning that I have finally finished the first Serpentine and cast on the second – it is my walk home from the Heidelberg Hospital that brought me a bit of cheer.

The architecture is very German, although modern.


And there are these weird flowers every where. All sorts of colours, but I have no clue on the name.


And other flowers on walls and providing cover to old stones and new.


Claiming the few berries not already scavenged by the birds,


and noting that the one of the Engineering firms will have a good harvest this fall from the arbour that covers their parking area

Which left me, right before the final rise of the hill appreciating once again the stained glass panels of our neighbors house, and wonder if I can identify yet another growing thing.


Back to the Kauni and other pictures of yarn and knitting tomorrow.


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Walking Home

  1. Marie says:

    The first 2 flowers look like Rose of Sharon to me and the last pictures look like the pokeberries I pick to dye with.

  2. Kristin L says:

    I admired those same leaded glass windows last time I came to visit you. As for the flowers, the first ones look like they should be in the hibiscus family, but I think that’s just the Californian in me. The last one looks wierd–in a really cool way. I haven’t seen any of those yet.

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