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Its February already … time flies. After a prolonged cold spell for most of January with temperatures fluctuating between –5 and –10 degrees, Sommerberg now has over a foot of snow for good measure. Perfect skiing conditions as the snow is still light and powdery. Above giant icicles hang from the Sommerberg hotel conservatory and some of them, over a meter long, have taken on unusual forms.
Februar 15, 2009

Icicles

Its February already … time flies. After a prolonged cold spell for most of January with temperatures fluctuating between –5 and –10 degrees, Sommerberg now has over a foot of snow for good measure. Perfect skiing conditions as the snow is still light and powdery. Above giant icicles hang from the Sommerberg hotel […]
Januar 2, 2009

2009

Hot air balloons prepare for take off Spectacular firework displays along the Enz valley and numerous small hot air balloons start 2009. After rain and days of freezing temperatures the ground was like an ice rink on New Years Eve making walking anywhere particularly difficult. Anyway best wishes for 2009 to anyone who […]
November 5, 2008

Misty morning

A sea of mog hangs over the Enz valley this morning. Black Forest trees line the horizon and above the sky is a clear dark blue. Its pretty warm too and a perfect day for a walk. Congratulations to BO.
Oktober 30, 2008

First snow

After the sunny weekend the weather turns cold and today the first snow has arrived. Not a lot admittedly but then it is still October, just.
Oktober 27, 2008

Autumn

The weather is glorious over the weekend making it ideal for a trek to Gruenehuette. In fact the autumn weather seems to be an improvement on the summer. By mid morning Sunday the sun was strong enough to give a bit of a tan despite some wispy clouds. The warm weather may have […]
Oktober 5, 2008

Oktoberfest

Beer and music the hallmark of the Octoberfest arrives on Sommerberg over the weekend along with displays of chainsaw sculpting courtesey of Michael Tamoszus. Michael has produced a variety of impressive work much of it in the form of wild animals and birds so his website is well worth looking at: www.motorsaegen-skulpturen.de
Oktober 2, 2008

Bergbahn illuminations

I must admit the idea of floodlights pointed at my windows throughout the night had me somewhat concerned. As it turns out the lights are soft and not too strong so that the lighting up of the Bergbahn building turns out to be quite attractive. Last year a floodlight positioned at the rear […]
September 29, 2008

Horizons

Kinetic sculptures in the sky
September 26, 2008

Wandbild – artscreen II

Artscreen II nears completion and hopefully will soon be installed. For the record each 9m x 4m screen uses about 15 litres of acrylic paint and several rolls of kitchen tissue paper. The thin layer of tissue paper is impregnated with acrylic paint on both sides to ensure that it has a good […]