Berries

From the end of September to mid October we often have warm, sunny days. Perfect for walking and enjoying the abundance of autumn colours.

The landscape aroung Lüneburg ist pretty and mellow but far from spectacular. Therefore I have learnt to look at details, small, pretty things that will perhaps not catch your eye when you are stunned by terrific mountains or thundorous waves.

This weekend I have been looking out for berries, the kind you find hidden in many garden hedges or near overgrown paths in abondoned parks. Aren’t they pretty?

Ludwigslust

On our way to Schwerin we passed the small town Ludwigslust in Mecklenburg – Vorpommern. The beautiful little town is still being restored. 41 years of the communist regime of East Germany had left it in a desolate state. When I first saw the castle about 20 years ago, the sandstone was black and the castle about to fall down. Looking at the castle and it’s surrounding today is a delight. See for yourself:

Meadows of the river Elbe

Not far from Lüneburg, at the ferry crossing the Elbe at the small town of Bleckede in Northern Saxony  it is possible to walk for miles on the embankments of the river Elbe. Here the border ran along the Elbe when Germany was split. After the reunification the meadows where turned into nature reserve.  Here are some impressions of a walk we took there last year in early autumn: