Sunday 17 May 2015

Alles neu macht der Mai

May means revisiting cherished friends' nest and their rhododendron blooming for brunch and asparagus dinner

Lunch with former neighbors who made us feel so cherished preparing our favorite German potato salad

White wine to go with our German-Italian lunch

Seeing again the house and the street lined with blooming chestnut trees

Lilo prepared the butter so artistically, I didn't want to touch it.

Lilo's own dessert-cream with blueberries and toasted almonds

May is month of Maibowle

Looking at this shop while enjoying our Maibowle and beer

Ludwig Windthorst (17 January 1812 – 14 March 1891)

Osnabrücker Rad - the logo of the city

Hase river

A little Madness in the Spring, is wholesome even for the King. (Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886)

Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling. Walt Whitman 1819-1892

Another city to visit in May for Reibekuchen, May in Münster

May for strawberries

to match asparagus, white or green

cherries for dessert

or the Rhododendron with dry sherry before dinner

Dinner of golden asparagus to match the young potatoes of Spring cooked with love by Rolf and Heike

Two towers, rotating telling the story of the battle of the Germanen and the Romer

O, the month o May, the merry month o May,
So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green
O, and then did I unto my true love say,
Sweet Peg, thous shalt be my Summer's Queen.

The Merry Month of May by Thomas Dekker (c.1572-1632)

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