Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Sunday in the Country

First long walk in the country since my knee surgery. This is a village near Hamburg where motor vehicles are forbidden. It's also a wildlife preserve, so you hear lots of birds of all kinds singing. Horsedrawn carriages clomp along on cobblestone roads carrying tourists. One of the farms was the first open-air museum in Germany, established in something like 1909. The whole village is a bit like a museum. It's in the middle of the Lüneburger Heide (Heather). I didn't manage to get any pictures of Heidschnucken, the funny sheep who live here. They're the kind with chocolate faces and feet-- their colouring is a bit like siamese cats.
Here's a picture I found
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Brigitte said...

Das muß ja ein wirklich schöner Ausflug gewesen sein, ich finde die Landschaftseindrücke sehr schön! Besonders dein Foto von den Kieselsteinen hat es mir angetan, ich habe daraus eine Farbübung gemacht :-)

Nettie said...

wow, that's really interesting. Aren't you resourceful! Lovely quilt design as well. You must show me how you do that!

YankeeQuilter said...

Beautiful photos! Love the goats!