Hallo lieber Gast

Hallo lieber Gast, willkommen in den klaren Weiten im Norden Deutschlands, begleite mich auf meinen Pfaden durch die Natur, Ausflügen und Reisen, auf der Suche nach Ruhe und Anregung. Entdecke mit mir Linien und Freiräumen, die die Perspektiven, die Vielfalt der Farben und Formen dieser Welt und unserer Natur uns bieten und genieße Momente der Nachdenklichkeit, Poesie und philosophischen Worte großer Dichter und Denker, manchmal auch meine eigenen lyrischen Texte dazu.

Schön, dass Du Dir die Zeit genommen hast - wunderbar, Dich hier zur wissen!

" Ich muss mich ganz im Stillen mit meiner Außenwelt reiben,. sonst werde ich untauglich für die Welt."

- Paula Modersohn-Becker

October is nature's funeral month


"October is nature's funeral month.  Nature glories in death more than in life.  The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming - October than May.  Every green thing loves to die in bright colors."

-   Henry Ward Beecher  


Donau Schiffsmühle, Gifhorn - Danube Boat Mill


The Old Mill

HERE from the brow of the hill I look,
    Through a lattice of boughs and leaves,
On the old gray mill with its gambrel roof,
    And the moss on its rotting eaves.
I hear the clatter that jars its walls,        
    And the rushing water’s sound,
And I see the black floats rise and fall
    As the wheel goes slowly round.

I rode there often when I was young,
    With my grist on the horse before,        
And talked with Nelly, the miller’s girl,
    As I waited my turn at the door;
And while she tossed her ringlets brown,
    And flirted and chatted so free,
The wheel might stop or the wheel might go,        
    It was all the same to me.

’T is twenty years since last I stood
    On the spot where I stand to-day,
And Nelly is wed, and the miller is dead,
    And the mill and I are gray.        
But both, till we fall into ruin and wreck,
    To our fortune of toil are bound;
And the man goes, and the stream flows,
    And the wheel moves slowly round.

by Thomas Dunn English, 1819 - 1902

This is an original reconstruction of a watermill from the Danube. (Mill Museum Gifhorn) 

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In Love with October


“October, baptize me with leaves! 
Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse 
me with split pea soup. 
October, tuck tiny candy bars 
in my pockets and carve my 
smile into a thousand pumpkins. 
O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!” 

― Rainbow Rowell

Welcome to the month of greatness! 
Wishing you all a really golden October. 

Sincerely yours,