After work on Friday Lisa and the kids came down to the Schloss to pick some pears in preparation for the feast of the Assumption. Falling in the middle of August as it does, the Assumption was long the traditional day to bring fruits, herbs, and flowers to the church for a special blessing. Sadly, such traditions have largely fallen out of practice, and had we shown up with our pears and flowers at the parish I don't think they would have known what to do with them.
With a sack full of pears we walked home by way of a nice park near the parish church and the kindergarten. Maria and Thomas both enjoyed the swings.