The simple joys of living in Germany....
being able to walk through flower fields, keep looking for what you find best,
cut a few blooms and take them home.
While a few friends of mine living in Stuttgart told me of such fields, strangely I had never seen them around where we live. These are small patches of land with blooms(sunflowers, dahlia, gladiola) a small hut(nobody is in there. I guess it's for the garden tools) and a sign telling you how much the flowers cost and where to drop in the money. That's all. Not a soul around.Since you have to cut the flowers yourself, knives in a small basket are placed below the sign. I love how things work on trust.
(The sunflower blooms at home)
Over the weekend, we were in Bühl to spend time with a cousin of my maternal grandmother (he left India 52 years ago to join priesthood in Switzerland). On our way back to Lohr, we passed through countless number of such fields. We had to stop by one and experience it for ourselves. The kids and I were both thrilled.