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A Christmas Journey – 2017

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As every year for the last 17 [if I am informed correctly] the Bethany Lutheran Church congregation presented their “Christmas Journey”, a living display of biblical scenes around the birth of Jesus Christ, last weekend, and last Friday we went … Continue reading

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First Snow

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Last night, we had the first snowfall of the season – not much, though, but some white powder on the ground. This is what it looked like around 8:30PM in our front yard: Der erste Schnee Gestern Abend hatten wir … Continue reading

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Well, that actually means putting the cart before the horse, but still: we did get rain – as the halo around the moon had predicted, or, at least, had made us hope. It started yesterday in the early evening hours, and with a nice and steady rainfall since then we have already got 1 inch. The forecast says it’s going to continue like this during the day and next night and, after midnight, with falling temperatures, even turn into SNOW! Let’s see what I can tell about that tomorrow!

Der Halo hat gewirkt

Nun ja, das heißt zwar im Grunde, das Pferd vom Schwanz her aufzäumen, aber Fakt ist: wir haben Regen bekommen, wie der Haloring um den Mond herum letzte Woche vorhergesagt oder wenigstens uns hoffen gemacht hat. Es fing gestern in den frühen Abendstunden an, und mit einem guten [= nicht zu starken aber stetigen] Regen und wir haben mittlerweile 24 Liter pro Quadratmeter. Der Wetterbericht sagt noch den ganzen Tag weiteren Regen voraus, auch für die nächste Nacht, und nach Mitternacht soll es, bei weiter fallenden Temperaturen, sogar SCHNEIEN! Mal abwarten, was ich darüber morgen berichten kann!

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Display of Nativity Sets [and More]

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This weekend, the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church celebrated the “reason for the season” with a display of hundreds of nativity sets and other Christmas-themed paraphernalia in their Fellowship Hall. It was really hundreds of objects worth seeing, from the modern … Continue reading

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Johnson City Christmas Lights

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Johnson City is famous here in our neck of the woods for its gorgeous Christmas lighting. Part of it is due to the spectacular lights around the Pedernales Electric Co-operative, but also the park, the Courthouse and many private homes … Continue reading

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We Had a Strange Sky Last Night

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There was an interesting ring of clouds around the moon. The pictures are quite grainy, but I think they still give a good impression of what things looked like: Wir hatten einen seltsamen Himmel gestern Abend Es hatte einen interessanten … Continue reading

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When Fritz Had His “Ouchie”

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Just now, when I was leafing through my pictures, I happened to come across some pictures and a video from earlier this year, when Fritz had his “ouchie”. In fact, it was way more serious than just an “ouchie”: it … Continue reading

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Lighting the Christmas Tree

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Tonight was kind of the official beginning of the Christmas season, with the lighting of the Christamas Tree and the Pyramid on the Marktplatz here in Fredericksburg/TX: Erleuchten des Weihnachtsbaums Heute war so etwas wie der offizielle Beginn der Weihnachtszeit, … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Garden Miscellanea

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On Friday, I tried out “my new toy“, our new lawn tractor, and I was quite happy with it. It runs smoother and faster than the old one [though, with it being faster, I have to hold onto it even … Continue reading