Posts Tagged ‘winter’

leaving death behind

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

I took what will likely be my last walk through Poppelsdorf today. So it seems fitting to also post this last picture of the local undertaker, who has entertained us all these years with seasonally-appropriate displays of death.

rustic death

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

So our local undertaker seems to have gone with a rustic theme for winter. There are some fluffy white hearts set against what looks like fence posts with neutral-toned urns. To see past seasonal displays, click here.

dressed to kill

Monday, January 19th, 2009

My only friendly neighbor (actually, it’s surprising that there is even one. This is Germany, after all) asked me today if I was just getting back from a funeral, as I was dressed head to toe in black. No, just winter as usual. I guess it’s time to dig out the one read sweater I own.

cross-eyed and happy

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

During Germany’s nasty winter months, I try to follow SpongeBob’s example and keep a maniacal grin on my face at all times. Even as I’m deflating.

death takes wing

Friday, March 30th, 2007

I mark the seasons by the changing coffin displays at the local undertaker. Right now, we’re still in late winter with cherubic hearts hovering over white coffins. If you missed the past seasons, click here.


Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

My two European ski experiences have scored high on charm but low on good snow. Slushing around the mountains has advantages. It makes the (frequent) landings a little softer. While St. Anton supposedly had the best snow of anywhere in Europe, the ski bums were dreaming of North America. It looked more like the last days of spring skiing then the middle of January. Here are pictures taken from the balcony of our B&B, one on the first day, one on the last. At least there was plenty of sun.


Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Living in Germany has its downsides: twelve months of bad weather being the primary bitch, as the rain pounds against my bedroom windows. But there are perks. Plenty o’perks. For example, getting on a train Friday night and waking up in the mountains Saturday morning. Yep, EuroYankee takes to the slopes next week. I’ll trade snowflakes for raindrops any day.

(photo credit: Jacob Johan)

season of death

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

I’ve been following the seasonal window display of our neighborhood undertaker. The winter display was very low-key compared with summer and fall.