I took a picture of this world-famous Moselle loop in Leiwen below the destrict Zummeterhof. On the right side you see Trittenheim, behind it is Neumagen-Dhron. Leiwen is on the left, followed by Köwerich and Klüsserath. It is the end of March 2017, nature awakens in spring. A month later, the frost will do a lot of damage.
This vineyard has been lovingly formed. No grapes got tangled in the wire. They are ventilated well in rank and file. The soil is kept loose and light. The one who does not spare the pains of hard work and invests much love into details, is a professional!
The naming of the chapel and the hill had probably to do with the cult of Laurentius, which has been spreading like wildfire since the victory of Otto the Great on the Hungarians on 10 August 955 through all Germany. This man was a deacon in Rome and in charge of the poor. After the decapitation of Bishop Sixtus he refused to give back the church treasury and distributed it within 3 days to the poor. On August 10, 258 he was tortured by the Romans on a sustained fire slowly to death.
October 31, 2016
October 18, 2017.
The ferry towers in Trittenheim on the opposite river banks are unique between Perl and Koblenz.
Trittenheim, October 31, 2016.
The Moselle loop at Trittenheim in the light of the setting sun.
October 31, 2016.
The Moselle at sunset
October 18, 2017.
I often watch starlings in our garden when I fill up the feeding box. At first a small swarm gathers in the tall tree and watches how many birds are at the feeding box. When I set up two more feeding boxes, there were more that triple that number of starlings. When I reduced the feed amount, less of them remained. I think the starlings are smart guys with a well-functioning network.
Some birds of prey attacked the swarm. It changes the shape and direction very quickly. In addition, the starlings were disturbed by blank cartridges. The next day the grape harvest was over and no starlings were to be seen.
Trittenheim, November 01, 2016.