One picture is worth a thousand words, or so they say. Thus, this blog will be mostly pictures. German emigrants, having no cameras, had to store pictures of the "old homeland" in "their minds'
eyes." Surely the images faded as the years went by. Fortunately, I can stop the fading of my memory pictures with pictures from my own camera, and the photography skills/pictures of some very kind residents of the "Alte Heimat"
Friday, April 1, 2011
These pictures were taken toward the end of March in the hilly woods near Saarholzbach, Germany. Josiane who lives in Lorraine, the former German territory of Lothringen, is delighted by the spring rebirth, whether in France or in nearby Germany. The plants in Saarholzbach, she says, are exactly the same as in the Vosges of France, "same acidic soil." The River Saar that flows through Kreis Saarburg, comes from the Vosges too.
For the last photo in the group below, Josiane has a special feeling, "The small white flower is oxalis. I like it because my mother told me the name while we were walking once. It can be eaten; it tastes like sorrel."