We spent a week at our house and as usual, I was captivated by the colors and flowers of fall. This is the palace in Bad Bergzabern.
We followed one of the walking plans, which started in the Kurpark Bad Bergzabern and led through the woods and vineyards to Doerrenbach. We need to do this more often, the ups and downs of the paths were tough on us, in Florida we have no hills at all ! Along the way, we saw this covering the entry to a spring. Our house was built in 1898 also by a J. Mayer, we wondered if this might be his father, since they were stonemasons.
Ripe grapes this time of year, the harvest had begun in some areas. The vines were marked with the type of grapes.
The houses are decorated more on the beams, which is less usual for the wine route. We noted that many of the houses were destroyed in 1945, and rebuilt in 1949 or early 50s. Some houses have the date of the original building - mostly in the 1600s - the date of destruction, and the date of rebuilding recorded on the cross beams at the front of the houses.
And even has a sundial, usually I see them like this in France, but of course Doerrenbach is very close to the border.
I was fascinated by these hinges on a church door - wouldn't they make a great applique block ? They also look like a rose tree or lyre design.
This post was of course just a quick visit report. I will be getting back to sewing notes soon, but have not done anything much recently. Mostly I am making progress on the stuffing of the petasson. If I can get more done this week, I will show it again in its current state of finish.