Last fall I fell in love with Germany
Fall is my favorite, favorite, favorite! I always start feeling nostalgic this time of year and begin to crave chai lattes and the scents of pumpkin, cinnamon and smoke from a wood-burning fireplace.
But this Fall it's more than that. Last year at this time we were in the middle of our final week packing up our life in Colorado. One month later we flew "home" to Germany for the first time. And what I call my little "urban-forest" town on the moors at the northern edge of Hamburg was maybe the most beautiful picture of Fall that I have ever seen!
Although this past year has been really hard in some ways and my relationship with Germany a bit rocky, Fall is wooing me once again and reminding me of how I fell in love-at-first-sight with this place.
P.S. I must announce that this year we can wander around and enjoy the gloriously gloomy weather while staying warm and cozy inside transportation that has a heater and four wheels! Although I am grateful for the character-building adventure that was the year-without-a-car (and trimmer from all the stroller-pushing and bicycle-riding!), what a blessing it is to drive das Auto sometimes instead of schlepping the girls around in the cold and the rain!