There was no real winter this year, but still this trip was like a week in summer.
The candles on the christmas tree indicated that the year is about to end. A Happy New Year to everybody.
It's becoming cold.
The autumn was not always sunny, but this is somewhat expected.
When visiting our daughter we had the chance to spend a few hours in the Zoo of Duisburg
Today was the last day of the Blickachsen exhibition. Blickachsen is an exhibition of contemporary sculpture and installations by leading as well as promising international artists which takes place throughout the summer every two years in the historical parks of Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe. So before we missed it again we took a walk through the parks.
After the summer vacation we enjoyed the summer back home.
This year we spent our vacation in sunny Italy. This year the weather was similar at home and in Italy, so it was not really necessary to drive that much to get some sun. However we saw so many art in all the museums that we got a culture shock. We shot many picture and it will take some time to tag them.
At the Daniel Hotel in Herzliya it is possible to watch the surfers at breakfast. The nearby Apollonia National Park is worth a visit and then there was an adventure along the Tsipori river.
The nice summer weather makes all the flowers to bloom.
The summer has a hard start with a lot of rain. Luckily we were not affected from the flooding in the east and south. The June had then some nice days hopefully the start of a gorgeous summer.
The tickets to visit the skyscrapers were without charge but too many people wanted them. Within 3 hours all 80000 tickets were gone, although we tried all the time to get one we failed. Luckily my wife won two tickets from the local newspaper.
Although the weather is rather mixed we had some nice hours in the Hessenpark and the Frankfurt Zoo. The Hessenpark is an open air museum which show old buildings. The flowers of cause enjoy the rain. Also interesting is the difference in the Dandelion habitat within two weeks. Comparing the blooming two weeks ago with the current state shows the difference of a few days.
In April and May all the flowers started blooming just after the last snow vanished. The night of the museums allow to visit to visit most of the Museums in Frankfurt and some in Offenbach with just one ticket. Unfortunately we got tired in the middle of the night and had to return back home. The sun was shining and not only we were enjoying it but also a cat.
This time visit in Herzliya had the chance to walk along the beach to Tel Aviv, then through the Park to Azrieli Center.
Cooking with the new stove and a walk along the Tannenwaldallee in Bad Homburg in the afternoon.
The first day looking like spring this year.
This could also be named from snow to summer at the beach and back.
Begin of March and the snow seems to melt and some flowers already take the chance to break through the snow.
Looks like we will get the darkest winter since sixty years. It could be even more than this is when the systematic recording was started. The days were not as cold as some of the pictures look like.
January and February are the winter months and they showed it with snow and ice. The downside was little sun so far.
Pictures taken during 2012 or older
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