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Friday, August 5, 2011

Take a walk with me, you won't regret it.

Today, after almost six months, I walked to my favorite place. This is by the river Main across Lohr. You got to walk across the Altes brücke(old bridge), go down these flight of stairs and voila you are in.....


This spot is so peaceful and calm. It never feels crowded, though there are always people in small groups wanting to enjoy the serenity of the place. This stretch runs for miles from a village to another with green grass and weeping willows alongside the river Main. You can walk or bike, do whatever you please.

When the kids are tired, there are play areas too with all sorts of favorite things to do..
Now here's why this is my favorite stretch for walks.... See the picture below..

All along I am treated to various veggie and fruit gardens!!!! I have no garden of my own, but I satisfy myself just looking and admiring all of nature's bounty grown in someone's yard. Pictured above are Zwetschgen, a kind of plum elliptical in shape. 
(click on the pic and enlarge to see the bunches of purple plums dangling from branches)

When I look at all the fruit, I cannot help but think of the fruit trees back home in India. All of us family members have to be on alert like watchdogs, just to see that the fruit remains on the trees till they ripen(of course in the process, you do tend to lose some to petty thieves)

Over here there is tremendous respect for other's property and belongings. A little further down the road you come across small patches of land which either belong to or else are leased or rented out to families to grow their own veggies.

As you can see, some are fenced, some not. Yet, untouched by intruders.

Being a passionate gardener and lover of plants, I can see that months of hard work and labor have gone into producing the fruit above. More so cause nobody lives in these small patches of gardens. They live in the village and during their free time they have got to come over to water and tend to their green ones.

Every patch has their own little shed or green house and a water tube along with big bins for the vegetative waste. 

I know this turned out to be a long post. But I had to show you my favorite walking stretch. If you lasted till the end, thanks a ton for the company...:)
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  1. Thoroughly enjoyed this walk, yes, so different to India. Can you walk to here from your home? It all looks so green and welcoming.

    1. Yes, it's only a 5 minute walk from my home to here..:-)

  2. Thanks a ton for this lovely post May - I walked your stretch with you today. Its such a nice thing to know that there are no intruders to these patches - so unlike how things would have been in our country :( The first pic with the stairs initially looked like a rail track to me :D until ofcourse I opened ur post! Looking forward to many such posts May!

  3. That was really a nice walk :) Thanks for sharing!

    That was really a nice walk. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Thank you for sharing your lovely's beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Nice to see you today on PicStory with this great green photos! Till now I have problem with Zwetschgen und Pflaumen. :) LG Tina

  6. It looks like a really nice place!
    Lovely photos!

  7. thats a very nice place to be! Thanks for sharing!


  8. I love this kind of story. Because I see people from all over that planting yield good produce a fresh one ^_^ Great post here!

    Some green

  9. With such beautiful scenery, how could I not see it through to the end of the post? Beautiful landscape & I love the Weeping Willows... I've always wanted one in my yard. The garden looks so lush & well taken care of.

    I came over from Pic Story & so glad I did... have a wonderful week =)


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