A week ago today, I spent a very lazy day at home on my own; it was Easter Monday and so I did not have to work.
Wasn't it over extremely quickly, the whole lovely long Easter weekend?
On Saturday, my grandmother (Mum's mum) would have been 97 years old.
She died in January 2001, and while none of my family are avid cemetery-goers, my Mum suggested we go for a nice walk across the fields (pretty much the same route I used to walk so many times when I still worked at my former job) to the small town next to ours, where the cemetery with my grandparents' tomb is, to leave some flowers for grandma (Linda, if you read this: yes, we called her Oma, of course!) on her birthday.
And so we took off, with sunshine and a light breeze. It wasn't exactly warm, but pleasant enough, and we enjoyed the walk.
Once we arrived at the small town, it did feel rather nostalgic for me - I walked there so many times, and even more nostalgic it must have been for my Mum, who used to spend a lot of time there since her early childhood; her grandma and many other relatives lived there.
We made our short visit and left the flowers at my grandma's tomb (it is not really a grave, but a compartment in a columbarium) and then walked through the oldest part of the town. That town is a lot older than the one where we live; Ludwigsburg was only founded in 1704, while Kornwestheim is, as far as I know, more than 1.200 years old, and while Ludwigsburg was carefully planned by the duke of Württemberg's court architects, Kornwestheim is a place that grew naturally, starting out as an Alemannic settlement with farms and not much else. Therefore, it is of very different character than my home town, and very picturesque.
Here are a few pictures I took; the Easter decoration on the fountain looked a bit faded on closer inspection, but still pretty enough, and I am glad they left it long enough for us to see it.
We had coffee and cake in an old-fashioned little bakery-café, stopped at a big shoe factory outlet for some browsing (none of us bought anything) and then walked back home across the field. By that time, it looked as if it was going to rain any minute, and the wind had become rather chilly.
But spring is so definitely here now (and well under way - I spotted the first lilac blossoms!), not even some cold wind and rain can stop it!
Just look at this carpet of violets (did you know they come in almost white, too?) in my neighbours' garden (that is the one next to the one with the many pretty primroses):
And the cherry blossoms are still there outside my kitchen window:
Another Fashion Post is in the making, by the way. Its topic will be "Themed Dressing".