Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fall is in the air....

.... which means the wonderful Fall festivals that I always look forward to in the States..... pumpkins, apple cider, farm animals and hayrides.  Turns out the Swiss are big festival folks too...and  I thought you might enjoy a glimpse of how it's done here.... this one literally held on our street a couple of weekends ago.... Here's how it goes...

Cow bells.... big ones.... to be displayed, admired and, yes, played like drums while marching up and down the street (although we'll have to wait a few more weeks to actually see the cows donning them and doing the marching);
music.... the great folksy kind you'd expect;
dancing... by those of a certain age in period dress... and, by those just having a good time in the street;
festival snacks..... Nutella crepes, hot dogs (more like sausages) stuffed into baguettes, lots of wine and cotton candy....(thankfully for the kids, that one is universal);
 and, finally.... great props.... I mean, they are pretty cool aren't they?.... perfect photo op for the crazy American family living in the neighborhood... :)

Have a great day everyone!


  1. Yes, but did the crazy merry-go-round return?

  2. Happy fall to you and those are some pretty amazing bells there!


Thanks for sharing!