I spent part of the last weekend on an expedition to the Suebian waterfalls (Ger., Fr.). Upstream, through the dense forest, water rushing, wind tousles trees fearfully bowing, slippery jungle gunge everywhere, eyes of unknown creatures glimmering out of cavities – in fact one is lucky to see a furry little creature cross the path, and I learned that the fat birds with white chests are “Wasseramseln” (Ger., Eng.). I think I saw an “Eisvogel” / kingfisher, but am not sure.
At the famous waterfall’s bottom I understood how Diogo Cao (Ger., Eng.) and his men must have felt when they reached Ielala (Eng.) and felt the need to leave an inscription, but I was not allowed to do this, its nature reserve.
So it was climbing up in search for the origin of the suicidal creek ; as reward I had an ice cream on a stick, bought from the kiosk, on the meadows, on top of the spectacle.
It was a great afternoon.
And because we were pelted with hail on our way back, here comes Stormy Weather in the version of Sydney BECHET (Ger., Eng.), together with André REWELIOTTY (Ger., Fr.) and his orchestra from the 1956 lp Dansons Samedi Soir. I hope you like the music – may we all have a non-stormy week ahead.