the circle is almost complete now. in my mind's eye only just a few days have gone since november of 2012 when the first snow and therewith the harbingers of winter arrived in south germany. just unreal, how fast the winter has passed again. as from today the forerunners of spring will spare no effort to chase the weak rests of winter off. on this occasion they are well-advised to put the residues of last autumn away, too.