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Autumn photos at Lake Constance, Germany


img_0009-smThis is my last report on Lake Constance in autumn. We were expecting a warm golden October, like the October’s in the last three or four years. We were planning to travel from Lake Constance to the North Sea and eventually Holland, but unfortunately, October was freezing this year. And no matter how high we turned up the heat in our caravan, it couldn’t fight the cold, clammy, morning, fog, which seeped in under the door, through the roof windows and into our clothes, blankets and under our skin.

One morning after cupping our hot coffee, Hubby and I compared who has the coldest hands. Not even our coffee cups could warm them up.  We decided to pack up and go back home.  And we aren’t sorry we did..

But still … we spent wonderful weeks hiking through abundant fields, overflowing with ripe grapes, plums, apples, pears, and even late strawberries. Sweet sour apple aroma filled the air, teasing our taste buds, till we gave in (like Adam and Eve) and took bites from the wide assortment, as distinctive in flavors as the colors on a painter’s pallet.

Harvest festivities took place in every village. Tractors pulling trains of small wagons, piled high with fruit, slowed down the commuter traffic to a pleasant crawl, allowing children to jump out of their parent’s cars and gaily walk alongside the farmers’ tractors by the fields.

People looked so healthy: ruddy red cheeks, windblown hair, laughing eyes. Folks stopped to sniff at the fruit cupped in their hands and they took deep breaths of crisp, fresh, red and orange October air.







Author: Angelika Schwarz

I'm an author on the go. Give me a caravan, laptop, camera, and Hubby at my side, ( not exactly in that order), and I'm on a 'roll'.

14 thoughts on “Autumn photos at Lake Constance, Germany

  1. I loved your video! What a beautiful place! Really breathtaking, but honey and fun at the same time.

    Welcome Home❤️

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  2. homey 😀

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  3. Loved the video. The various photos really brought out the beauty of the area and the season of Fall. A very warm, inviting feeling to all your shots. Beautiful !!

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  4. You have a great photographic eye, Angelika, and a way with words, but I already know that. Pity it was so cold, but at least you had sunshine.

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  5. Thank you Iva, it’s good to be back at home sweet home…. and to my friends. ❤


  6. I know what you meant… but liked ‘ honey’ too. 🙂


  7. Thanks so much Diane for letting me know. I hope you could hear the music too… I’m never sure if that comes through as well.


  8. I’m looking forward to the day we meet at Bodensee. We’ll have to drink their wonderful wine and eat Swiss cheese. 🙂 Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed the blog. ❤


  9. So picturesque! I imagined myself on the trip with you. Sorry the weather was colder than hoped for.


  10. I never tire of your photos and movies. The music is so relaxing and the photos let me be right there. The mountains in blue are breathtaking!!!! Job well done sis. So proud of you

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  11. It’s too bad you had to cut your travels short due to cold weather, Angelika. I enjoyed your photos and would love to revisit that area again, some day. Great job with the video!


  12. Hi Meredith, what a nice thought… having you coming along on this trip.


  13. Hi Dee… 🙂 … I’m glad to hear the music came through. That’s not always the case. Thank you so much my friend.


  14. Thank you so much Debbie. I now have more time to visit my blog friends. That’s one of the nice things about coming back home. 🙂


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