Sunday, December 14, 2008

for inquiring minds

I added some pictures of the WILDSCHWEIN....these are what they look like... I'm too afraid to pull out my Camera when i see them on the street. here are some random facts, as well as answers to questions :)
I live next to the forest... there are tree's everywhere here but there is like a full forest across the big river that's just across the street from where I live, and that's where THEY live... APPARENTLY they SWIM across as soon as it get's dark and swim back at dawn (not anymore, cause it's too cold so you don't see as many now, but I've still seen 2 this week)
They are MEAN! especially if they have babies with them, there is a guy that lives on this street who had his leg broken when one Rammed him out of nowhere while he was walking his dog at night... and another one killed a hunter a month or so ago.. .I think the hunter shot him so he was mad, but still!
The can get REALLY big, the biggest one I've seen here is easily as big as like a st. Bernard... I hate them...

i cant remember any other questions

This isnt what the babies ussually look like.. they're ussually just all grey, this picture is from a story about why they look like that...

Weinachsten! (Christmas)

Germany is a VERY christmas oriented country... the celebrating lasts pretty much all month... they sit down with family and friends EVERy sunday of the month and drink coffee and eat homemade christmas cookies... and EVERYthing is decorated... from the streets to the doorknobs (i'll take more pictures so you get what I mean) They also have these things called WeinachtsMarkt (Christmas Markets)... they are great they have rides adn all kinds of little booths selling everything from sausages to socks, from Gluhwien (a warm cider-like wine) to handmad leather's really cute and very festive I love it... but it's still SO cold! and I havnt seen the sun in months! I think I might be depressed... anyway here are some pictures of the happenings lately :)

Christmas Markets

Gems Boyfriends Birthday Party
(yes Grandma that is the sweater you sent me :)