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Very South Germany

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We drove into Germany from Switzerland and found a field of tulips.

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People stopped their car to pick a few blooms.
There were indications that the flowers had been for sale,
but no more, as these were past their prime.
Nevertheless it was still a beautiful sight.

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Next day we visited Rhein Falls between Germany and Switzerland.
A short walk upstream is a bridge to the other side of the river.
There is lots to see, and the waterfalls were really cool.
Here are some beautiful May flowers we saw near the castle on the Swiss side.

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Our last morning in Germany, I found Botanical Gardens in the university town of Frieburg.  Unable to read German, it was not until we were leaving that I learned I could not visit the greenhouses inside, because it was a holiday.
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But there was much to see outside, including giant potted plants that would not live outdoors year-round.

 

There were a number of ponds of waterlilies – exquisite!

 

The azaleas were about finished blooming, and not photogenic,
but the peonies were still at their prime.
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Author: susanpots

potter, gardener of flowers and vegies

4 thoughts on “Very South Germany

  1. Thank you, we were there at a good time of year.

  2. Lovely photos, Susan. Looks like you really had fun here!

  3. We had a lovely time, and realize we barely touched into the country.
    Perhaps we can return someday.
    Though, there are still places I have not seen even once.
    Life is short, and the world is big!

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