January Challenge Day 5

A rainy day

It still isn’t cold and I have all the rain gear you could need, so in spite of some predicted rain I went out with camera. Janos came along this time, but had bike problems, fortunately close to home, and turned back. I planned a small loop, hoping to find something I felt like photographing. If it’s a short ride, I am always on roads and paths I’ve ridden dozens and dozens of times in the three years that we have been living in Gauting. Hard to find anything new.

The temperature was 10C/50F, again very mild for January. When it started to rain after about two thirds of the ride, I stopped at a small bench in the forest and got out my helmet cover, rain mits and protection for my cargo bag. Next to the bench was a decaying tree stump. Although it has no application in my personal life, the Chinese slogan ‘let it rot’ , which took ‘lying flat’ to the next level, has become a kind of ear worm ever since I heard it a few weeks ago.

Stopped here to make myself rain proof.
Let it rot – I don’t think this is what the Chinese youth meant.
Lying flat – a halved maypole repurposed as a bench
Jagabankerl is Bavarian for Jaegerbaenkchen – hunters bench. “Contributed by the Hunters Club Hubertus“. On the bench in the picture above.
I always enjoy this stretch through the forest and have taken many pictures here.
Not far from home, now.

Again no waterfall except that coming from above. Besides it’s not Wednesday any more so I have all week to find a Waterfall Wednesday picture.

On Flickr we have Bench Monday, Treemendous Tree Tuesday, Windows Wednesdays, Stairs for Thursday and Fence Friday. And many others that I don’t participate in. The pictures can be taken any time but only submitted on the designated day of the week. It’s kind of fun although I don’t contribute regularly.

8 response to "January Challenge Day 5"

    • By: Suzanne Posted: January 5, 2023

      Thanks for looking in at Cycle365, Rachael! Hope you have been getting some warmer days!

  1. By: NancyG Posted: January 5, 2023

    I like “let it rot”! Will of course be using that ;’-). Good for you to not let rain stop you — especially as it is not too cold. Hoping to emulate you once a few responsibilities are taken care of — by tomorrow.

    Does not matter how many times you take photos of same or similar places on your routes — they are ALWAYS good to see and I don’t usually remember them 🙄.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: January 7, 2023

      I like ‘let it rot’, too. Sometimes I don’t even have to try.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 5, 2023

    Agrees with Nancy, photos always welcome and enjoyed.
    Those are some very straight tall trees!

    The Flickr idea is a good one — be a good one for you to host 😉 🙂

    • By: Suzanne Posted: January 7, 2023

      I considered suggesting the days-of-the-week challenge, but then thought it might just be too much to try to remember all the time. (‘m not so good at remembering things. 🙂 )

  3. By: gregblood Posted: January 8, 2023

    I can’t believe it has already been three years since you and Janos moved to Gauting. It doesn’t seem that long ago that you were riding around Munich.

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 9, 2023

    I suppose no matter where you live things get a bit familiar after a while. Being in a city helps, Europe hS so much variety

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