Life in Two Season at Once

One occurrence of life here in the foothills of the German alps is that there are often times when two season attempt to coexist and the result can be pretty magical.  This year in particular we had the most amazing golden Autumn.  Everything just seemed to glow and then the moment all the animals had returned to the safety of the valley farms, our first snow of the season fell.  If you can believe that was in October.

I have to admit that for a photographer, Schliersee and it’s surrounds are an endless supply of inspiration.  And the blending of two seasons makes for spectacular images.  It’s Winter but with all of Autumn’s glory.

When you live in Schliersee you learn not to just accept the weather that is your front door.  You have options here.  It may still be autumn in the valley but in just a very quick car ride you can find a winter wonderland.  Spitzingsee provides the wanderer and the Winter sport lover endless snowy adventures.  For several weeks now, those living in and around Schliersee have been living in autumnal splendor with foggy mornings and clouds drifting through, while those living or visiting Spitzingsee have enjoyed perfect white powder conditions.

We enjoy watching from our window while cozying up by the fireside, as the snow line descends down the mountain. It’s crazy, I never thought there was an actual “Snow Line” but there is and it is just out my window here in Neuhaus.  The views can be absolutely dramatic and are a never ending show of the power of Mother Nature.  In our house we call it the best show on TV.  Just grab a drink kick back and let the show begin.

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Laura Boston-Thek

American artist, photographer and professional wanderer who, after 20 years of roaming, put down roots in a 100 year old Bavarian farmhouse and fell in love with the Alpine village and its residents (both 2-legged and 4-legged).