Challenge of the Month: Flora

This might have been a CLC, if only I had remembered to buy something! But as it was, I was quite happy that Janos persuaded me to go for a ride, I was happy that I stopped for any pictures at all, happy that I got out although it was chilly and a cold wind was blowing. Our original destination was an old favorite, Schleissheim Palace. Once we were out in the wind, we decided to cut the ride short and stopped when we got to the edge of Munich. I already had my pictures in the can and my hands and feet said let’s go home.

When we got to Petuel Park, I saw that the trees, like this plane tree, for the most part were still bare. Even if it doesn’t have any leaves, I like the plane tree’s bobbles.

A lovely exception – the cherry trees are in blossom. I have posted pictures of this aviary with the hanging green glass sculpture before, too.

It’s a Janos-selfie. I posted pictures from the shopping mall Mira before with it’s brilliantly striped facade. It’s always good for another picture. Here you can see that I have my layers on again!

A little bit beyond the shopping mall is the Panzerwiese, a field previously used for military drills. Today it is a protected nature reserve. And the gondola? Two artists created a tribute to Venice in the form of a gondola sculpture. I have also posted pictures of the Panzerwiese and gondola before – I think I am running out of ideas.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. I have three kids and eight grandchildren - so I'm pretty old. Cycling, photography and walking are my favorite things.

7 response to "Challenge of the Month: Flora"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 27, 2019

    Good to get out for a ride, even a cold one — been doing that.
    Plane trees, aka, Sycamores?
    I do remember the green sculpture in the aviary, eyeballs arent they?
    Nice reflecties, ies, ies, ies, ies!

    • By: Suzanne Posted: March 27, 2019

      Yes, sycamore, or related to sycamore. I had to Google it. And you remembered the eyeballs! You not only don’t lose things, you don’t forget things!

  2. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: March 27, 2019

    Every ride is different, and every photo you take, even of the same subjects, is different. I love seeing that. Greg wrote in on of his journals something he was told when he was getting bored with something: look closer. That’s always stuck with me. I’m getting really bored with rides near me, so I’m trying to look closer. It helps.

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: March 27, 2019

    Thanks for the encouragement, Kathleen! I will now stop worrying and just try to look more closely.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: March 28, 2019

    I cannot agree more — every ride and every photo is different. I enjoy everything you post, every ride you take, and every photo you share. I like that idea of ‘looking closer’, and I think I do that without realizing it. Now I will do it better ;’-)

    • By: Suzanne Posted: March 29, 2019

      Thanks, Nancy! I shall have no more reservations about posting the same things time and time again. Trying to find something new each time is inhibiting. Don’t want that!

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