What’s to Celebrate?

Yesterday was a legal holiday in the parts of Germany where the population is predominantly Catholic. Thus yesterday in Bavaria Corpus Christi (Fronleichnam) was celebrated. I remembered from previous years that traditionally mass is read outdoors and there are processions. Sure to stumble on some such activities, I got on my bike and rode to what I thought would be a likely destination, the pilgrimage church of Maria Eich.

Nothing going on at Maria Eich, although there is a large seating area for outdoor services.

I was disappointed. In fact, I didn’t see any sign of any kind of holiday activity so I just intended to cycle a little loop through the nearby woods before going home for lunch. But then, when not expecting anything for my holiday project, I came upon a crucifix with a little altar set up for Corpus Christi.

I peeked under the dish towel on the left side of the altar. It was a large, round loaf of bread. The sign says: For Corpus Christi, please leave everything as it is.
The altar cloth looks to be hand embroidered.

I left everything as it was and cycled home, mission accomplished.

Now for today: I think the Great Outdoors deserves a few more pictures.

Poppy time
Close by and always a pleasure to pass through

The third week of June is Animal Rights Awareness Week.

Lions have the right to stop and smell the flowers, too.

It is still the month for Pollinators.

A little butterfly pollinating

Let’s see, what else do we have? Filthy Fly Month. Also an entry for the Upsie Daisy Day. Oops, that was a couple of days ago.

I can see five flies – do you think they are filthy?

Did you know it is also the World day to Combat Desertification and Drought?

Are we doing a good job?
Verdant with ferns

We are having such fine weather. I hope I can contribute a few more special days before the month is over.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

3 response to "What’s to Celebrate?"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: June 17, 2022

    Very nice! I expected to see Judy Garland step into the photo with the lion. πŸ˜‰

  2. By: NancyG Posted: June 17, 2022

    Beautiful is about all I can come up with ;’-). You can even make a filthy fly photographic and interesting. ;’-).

    The altar is very interesting.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 17, 2022

    Alas. the poor fly is stereotyped.
    “I swear, this pretty flower is the ONLY place I’ve been!”

    As to the bread — I’m uncertain what the implications of that might be . . . . . . πŸ˜‰

    Beautiful photos!!

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