We have had major snow this year. Snow, and then snow some more. It’s warmed up the last day or two, and now the danger of flooding in the Schwarzwald is real. Not for me, I’m on top of a little mountain, besides I’m still dealing with getting my basement back after a burst pipe. Covid just sucks and makes everything difficult.
It’s hard to believe that just last weekend our forest was filled with snow and fat, fluffly flakes made for an entire day of fun! Our rules are very strict over here, in fact, little aside, I barely made it home before curfew last night. Our curfew is 8 p.m. Normally there is no where to go, nothing to do, but I had to run up to Landstuhl and I barely made it home in time. Curfews aren’t just an idea, they are enforced. Let me tell you, I was a little nervous those last 15 minutes.
Another rule is no more than 1 person is allowed to visit in your home. Outside it’s a little more lenient. Though probably not a whole village lenient. Because. In those big snow storms, when Farmer John’s north facing field turns into the perfect sledding hill? The whole village shows up with sleds in tow.
Families stayed in bubbles. No one hugged, which, hahahaha, is so funny because hugging is not really a German thing. No hands were shaken. Just lots of “Hallo’s” and happy smiles. Everyone had a beer, or glühwein, or in Dane’s case glühwein-flavored tea. Huge snowmen were built, jumps were built, adults & kids alike sledded till dark.
No one wanted to let a perfect, beautiful, snowy day outside go. Just being with people again for the first time, really since last February, was amazing. I felt alive and whole.
Wauw so much fun in the snow. Here we have rain and grey day’s. Now it is cola and a litle bit of sun.
Toiny, you tell a beautiful story and your photos are great!
I admire your energy, ideas and good nature, as well as taking care of the family and the Forum + Shop.
I don’t like snow because I’m afraid of falling and breaking.
A few days ago I saw some beautiful pics of the snow in Büdingen then yesterday saw some very sad flooding pics of it 🙁 I feel so bad for those people.
What a blast! Cool photos, where did you warm up between sledding runs? No bonfire to warm up? That likely would have brought crowds tho, anyway, looks like a blast. My heart breaks for the basement, I hope it doesn’t flood much anyway. We’re about to float away here in the PNW too!