Staying in Line

It took me a couple of days to figure out what “fall back in line” meant, namely that you have to go to the back end of the line. I shall continue to disregard what place in the line my bicyle is if the picture pleases me. And maybe the bicycle won’t even be in perfect alignment.

Piles of pumpkins lined up for sale
Rows of Sunflowers
Rows of dahlias and gladiolas
These were peonies but they are no longer in season.

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.

8 response to "Staying in Line"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: September 3, 2019

    Actually, you’ve done quite well here. Three out of four are as we’d expect, but the fourth one, the squash collection, is really my favorite. What a great color combination! Rules, shmools!

  2. By: gregblood Posted: September 3, 2019

    Seeing the pumpkins reminds me of Halloween, still almost two months away. Is Halloween a thing in Germany? Do you carve pumpkins and have kids coming up to the door saying “Trick or Treat?”

    • By: Suzanne Posted: September 4, 2019

      The big orange pumpkins are definitely for jack-o-lanterns and not edible. Halloween has crept into the German calendar although it has no tradition here. Kids like to get dressed up – grown-ups too – and party. No kids ever rang my bell here, though. The other squash in the picture are either for cooking or decorative.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 3, 2019

    Nice alignments!
    I too, like the pumpkins, and also the rows of dahlias and gladiolus.

    Just reading up about Halloween in Germany, why did they cancel the Fasching during the Gulf War?
    Apparently, that led to the move toward Halloween being somewhat of a replacement?

    • By: Suzanne Posted: September 4, 2019

      Ah, gladiolus and not gladiolas. 🙂 Thanks, just one of those words I never learned to spell.

      “…why did they cancel the Fasching during the Gulf War?” Good quetion – maybe they thought it was too frivolous in the face of the losses in the war? But why was Halloween an adequate substitute then? Who knows, maybe that too is a myth as to why Halloween gained in popularity.

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 4, 2019

        That spelling must have been a Happy Accident, because I don’t know how to spell it either — I would have guessed gladiolas — or would that be the plural? Gladioluses doesn’t sound right.

        Edit: After further review:

        “Gladiolus is also commonly referred by its genus name – Gladiolus, the plural form of which can be Gladioluses, Gladiole or Gladioli.”

        Why most people just called them Glads I guess!

  4. By: NancyG Posted: September 3, 2019

    Nice country photos Suzanne. Love the fall colors that appear at this time. Change of season is usually quite welcome, and the color adds so much to it.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: September 4, 2019

      I’m ok with the change of colors, not so much with the change in temperature.

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