ahh, mannheim! my first ‘real’ experience in germany. it started with a cup of coffee bigger than a shot glass. yes. a cup of coffee that took me twenty sips rather than half a sip. i love france but i also love big cups of things!
and what greeted me once i arrived at my friend’s apartment? chopped apples for apple pancakes and feldsalat, aka lamb’s lettuce in english.
one thing germany can’t do wrong: anything with the word kartoffel. aka, potatoes. even ready made lidl potato salad is delicious.
in texas, i’m pretty sure we don’t get the brilliant yellows and reds and oranges of fall. we might. it could be that i’ve never paid attention. but i’m 90% sure that fall just doesn’t exist the way it does in other parts of the US/Europe. Either way, i’ve discovered that what makes me happiest is seeing bright yellow leaves. i think it’s because of how they glow.
but since these photos were taken about a month ago, they’re long gone now… hello winter!