Category Archives: seasons

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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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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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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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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

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Autumn Certainly Has Arrived, …

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… even if, at 81 Fahrenheit this afternoon, it didn’t exactly feel like it. But the trees in our garden do show it: Der Herbst ist mit Sicherheit eingetroffen, … … auch wenn, mit 27 Grad heute Nachmittag, es sich … Continue reading

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Now That’s a Late-Comer!

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This evening, just a few minutes ago, we saw this fairly young fawn in our backyard: Das ist aber mal ein später Nachkömmling! Heute Abend, gerade vor ein paar Minuten, haben wir dieses relativ junge Rehkitz in unserem Garten gesehen: … Continue reading

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Three Mature Bucks in the Yard

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I had seen them before, and even got a video – albeit of a very poor quality – of them, but a few days ago I got another chance for pictures of all three together in our back yard: Drei … Continue reading

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Mature Bucks

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The clearest sign, to my mind, of approaching autumn – besides a clear drop in the nightly temperatures – is the appearance of mature bucks in our yard. They first showed up – singly or up to three at a … Continue reading