Surreptitious paparazzi shot through their hedge, so that they couldn't see me.
Oma's husband Hans is very big on gardening, and being Spring, there were a lot of pretty flowers to photograph. I also made use of the only (!!!!) day of nice, sunny, warm weather we've had so far. So, please enjoy the exploits of Hans' green thumb in their backyard:
This is like the Bavarian version of a shed. This is where Hans stores most of his gardening tools, as well as general handyman stuff, and of course, his equipment tumbling, cutting and polishing semi-precious stones – his other hobby is silversmithing and he often cuts his own stones to set.
And from the other side. He can fit A LOT of stuff in here!
A pitch fork (for non-lynching purposes, gardening only), with the shed on the right and one of the greenhouses on the right. Hans grows a lot of food himself, such as tomatoes, radishes, lettuce, capsicum, so the greenhouses are in use a lot of the time – otherwise it's too cold for these vegies.
Flowering mini apple tree
Wooden bird house, most likely built by Hans
Luscious red tulips and some pretty blue flowers
Beautiful blue Enzian
To round out the primary colours, bright yellow
The name of these escapes us all at the moment
Also no idea, but so perty...
Hans' old bike to get around locally. I love the shadow from the foliage on the rough wall.
Phew, another day done. Hope you enjoyed the botanical marvels.
Also, although I probably should have mentioned this earlier, if you click on the photos a larger version appears.