Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday Fragments - Week of Surprises

Since I often don't have time to write a long blog post, I've decided to participate in Friday Fragments (FF) each Friday. FF was started by Mrs4444 and her explanation is: "Friday Fragments are bits and pieces of your week that are usually brief; too short for a stand-alone post, but too good to discard." But if you string them all together, there's more than enough for a post. To learn how you can partipate, CLICK HERE to go to this weeks Friday Fragments post which has a link to the rules.

So, here are a few bits and pieces of what has happened in my world between last Friday and this Friday.


Saturday is usually a work-around the house day. This week there was much work to be done in the garden. Trimming bushes, mowing grass, tending to the garden, picking blackerries and cucumbers and zucchini (and zucchini and zucchini). Afterwards we went to the Häckselplatz. If you don't live in Germany, you are probably asking, "What the heck is a Häckselplatz?" A Häckselplatz is the place where you may take your grass clipping and twig/branch trimmings free of charge. At certain times of the year you can get free compost or mulch for your garden.

So why am I telling you this? Well, after we dumped all of our garden material and I got in the car, Stefan say "Hey, come back out here. Look at this!" Hiding in back of our car (probably came from within the bush clipping) was a Pappelschwärmer (Poplar hawk moth). Look at the size of it! Isn't it a beauty.



On Sunday we had the pleasure of meeting with old friends. Rick, who went to school with Stefan, and his friend Mark are taking a long cruise through Europe (three months long) and had a stop scheduled for Regensburg. It is a two and a half hour drive for us but how often does the opportunity to meet with old friends on this side of the ocean happen? We just had to go. What a nice time we had with them. We went to the Biergarten, had discussions on a million topics, and walked along the water. I wish we'd had more time with them.

Stefan, Rick, Mark, and Me (Katarina took the photo) 

Of course, I had to take a few pics while there.Here is one I took shortly before we left for home.


I often have work (poetry, flash fiction, or art/photos) in The Poetic Pinup Revue. I received my tearsheet for the August issue. Here it is. The photo is mine; the written work is by someone else. I won't have the person's full name until I receive my contributor's copy and will credit them at that time.

To order a copy of The Poetic Pinup Revue, CLICK HERE. If you order a copy (or two or three different issues...right now they are running a sale for their Facebook fans, so check that out if you are on FB) then please remember to fill out the "Who sent me" line of the order form. That way they'll know that I sent you their way.


Yesterday we read in the newspaper about a free jazz concert nearby. It is part of the"culture program" in our area. Often there are book readings, concerts, events/activities that are free to the public. Oh, gosh, I love Germany. There is always something going on. So tonight we went there and listened to a bit of jazz. Be-bop-e-boo-bop!

That's all for this week's Friday Fragments. Be sure to stop back next week for my wrap-up of events.

Enjoy your weekend!


Tettelestai said...

Where is the photo from? That is a fascinating way of doing it. So you take a picture but someone else does the writing to accompany it?

I still want to visit Germany. We have had friends and family stationed there, but never made the flight ourselves. That picture makes me want to go now!

Keetha Broyles said...

Welcome to FF. I hope you will enjoy it snd become a regular.


Your week was definitely filled with good stuff. Two things are quite similar to our lives here in Texas. Mowing, gardening and JAZZ festivals. Our yearly 3 day jazz festival is held in October [the summer temps are just way too hot and humid to enjoy]....and now you have me wanting the time to fly by so we can enjoy the atmosphere of it all real soon.

StarTraci said...

That moth is amazing! I have never seen one so large.

Laurie Kolp said...

Sounds like you've been busy, Linda. I've never seen a moth that big, by the way. Great pic of you and Stefan w/ the two others.

Laurie Kolp said...

P.S. Notice my comments are in fragments, too?

Naquillity said...

what a great idea writing for friday fragments. that moth is beautiful as is that sunset pic. oh my goodness how i wish we were neighbors. we'd have so much fun getting out and photographing/ writing... hope all is well. have a great day~