Autumn in the Mecklenbruch Bog
I said I would return to the Mecklenbruch Bog in autumn, and I did. The atmosphere was pretty different though it was a sunny day as well. So here are some photos.
A view from the tower
Somehow, autumn fits bogs and moors even better than late spring. The colours were just lovely, all those shades of yellow and brown, and a deep blue sky mirroring in the dark lakes.
Another view, to the other side
I admit it's also a procrastination / placeholder post, for two reasons:
The timber trackway
First, I'm doing Nano
again this year. For those who don't know: Nano is a writing marathon that requires you to write 50,000 words on a novel in November. I don't expect to win but I hope it will give me a kickstart - I haven't written much fiction those last months. The forums - if used wisely, lol - are a great place for exchange and encouragement.
One of several little lakes
Second, I am preparing a post or two about the Porta Nigra in Trier, but came across some inconsistencies that need clearing. It's Roman times so I want to present the most likely scenario, but since it's Late Empire I need to do some more research than I had thought (early Empire would be easier because I know more about it). So this post will have to wait a few more days.
The carr in a hazy autumn sun
I took those photos in late October; there isn't much sunshine right now. We got the remains of Sandy with wind and rain.
A stand of young birches
So, and now I'll get me some nice spiced tea and delve into the world of the Romans and Germans.