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24.7.11
  A Mixed Bag of Pics

Just a few things from my camera memory card which I collected those last days. Because I'm lazy like that. :)

Thunderstorm clouds, seen from my balcony

Yep, it that sort of summer again. Cold and rainy - too hot and humid - big nasty thunderstorms - cold and rainy - too hot and humid - big nasty thunderstorms ... Rinse and repeat. But it makes for some interesting clouds.

One of the bands at the parade

The annual marksmen's festival is taking place this weekend. Not something I care much about, to be honest, but the parade passes right by my house and so I went out and took some photos. This one's the Fanfare Corps from Eschwege.

Star spangled cheerleaders

They are not actually from the US but a local group that does some cheerleading and square dancing for the fun of it. They were one of the few more exotic sights; the parade has lost much of its appeal since horses are no longer allowed.

My father

My father's member of a shooting club, one of those where the actual shooting is more important that the parties and parades, but they're obliged to walk in the Sunday parade. This is close to the final destination, and my father 'lost' his way and somehow ended up in my flat to get some coffee. *grin*

Pretty flowers on my balcony

Some hanging geraniums and begonia semperflorens. They like this weather and are growing quite spectacularly.

Veiled sunset

One of the reasons I like having a balcony. That, and the herbs and flowers I can grow there. Though I need to do something about the thyme; it's busy developing into a giant shrub. :)
 
Comments:
Lovely pics--I especially like velvet sunset.
 
Nothing like a good parade and it interesting that health and safty is just a stupid over your way as it is here.

If you ban horses, then you may as well ban cars from driving anywhere near people out on the streets.
 
Thanks, Vicky.

Paul, yep, it's a bit silly. Plus I suspect there are things going on behind the curtain; there have not been any reenactment groups for years, either. Power games of wannabe politicians, maybe.
 
Lovely pics! It really has been a weird summer, hasn't it? On my birthday a few weeks ago, it was 16 degrees. Two days before, it had been 37. :-)
 
What a romantic, dreamy sunset photo.
 
Great mixture of pictures - hope you gave your dad some biscuits with his coffee:>
 
Kathrysn, and the summer continues to be weird.

Thank you, Carla and Anerje. Yep, my dad got some cookies, too.
 
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The Lost Fort is a blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK and other places, with essays on Roman and Mediaeval history illustrated with lots of photos of old castles, cathedrals, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes. You may also find the odd essay about geology or Mediaeval literature.

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I'm a blogger from Germany with a MA in Literature and History which doesn't pay my bills, so I use it to research blogposts instead. I'm interested in everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader and sometimes writer, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, photographer, and tea aficionado. And an old-fashioned blogger who hasn't yet gotten an Instagram account. :-)


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