Sunday, January 15, 2012

Off Topic once more: A Birthday Celebration in the Country

 Out in the country, the meadows and fields are so green, you can see we did not have a proper winter yet. We are grateful not to be driving in the ice and snow!  We were heading to the village where my brother lives, to celebrate my sister-in-law's 60th birthday. We had a meal with her aged relatives, even her father was there who is going towards 90. We did some German bowling -- which is different from the American way. It was an old-fashioned inn with a bowling alley still from the 50ies or 60ies, I guess, just with an electronic outfit. This sport is different from what you may know, the bowls are smaller and don't have holes for the fingers. I took a few pictures without a flash, so the motion was visible at a quarter of a second.

My niece's dress looks interesting in the motion of picking up a bowl. In the background, you see Bente on her daddy's arm. It was the very first time I tried, and our team won. Amazing.
Later, we spent the evening in my brother's home, and my grandniece Bente had a good time discovering my ukulele. She is very affectionate to her grandad, my brother.

At 10 pm we launched a few New Year's rockets out in the fields. The neighbour whose house was 200 yards away menaced to call the police, but did not. A day of fun!


Pesky Cat Designs said...

Beautiful photos of the countryside. I learned something new today about German bowling as well. Wishing you a wonderful 2012!

Yael said...

What a wonderful day you had Eva - lovely company - good food - baby smiles - music and songs - laughter - nice weather - beautiful outside - a great game! Kisses of life!
Keep it in your memory! :-)

jude said...

i like your in motion pictures. the energy of celebration...