Hope your week got off to a good start.
On Tuesdays Elizabeth celebrates her T stands for Tuesday Party, so here a warm welcome to all of the lovely ladies of the T gang.
Last week the feast of St Martin was celebrated here in Rhineland; every town, village, and borough has its own procession. Saint Martin rides in on a horse, accompanied by kids with coloured lanterns. 'Martin' sees a freezing beggar, swipes his cloak into 2 pieces with his sword and gives half to the beggar. This is celebrated with a procession, collecting money for people who have less, and eating 'Weckmänner', which do taste rather good:
This is a painting from El Greco:
And a painting from Düsseldorf made in 1905:
It's also tradition to eat a Martin's goose with red cabbage and dumplings:
Kids often go from door to door, sing a song about St Martin and get rewarded with goodies:
(Images 2,3,4,5, and 6 courtesy of Wikipedia)
My drink was, as always, cappuccino, shown here in my fave mug:
Last Sunday I went again for an early morning walk through the fields to Schloss Kalkum after enjoying a beautiful sunrise::
The ducks were looking happy as always:
The castle ghost was there again:
The last of my balcony flowers:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!