The Frozen Lake – Image by KL Caley
For visually challenged writersthe image shows a frozen lake with birds standing on the ice. At a defrosted section a group of birds gather.

Last Saturday was my birthday. We drove to the mountains a day before so we could celebrate my birthday for the weekend. The hotel was the only one on top of a mountain, the view was amazing! We walked along the frozen lake, Riesersee, so refreshing with a view of the Zugspitze. In the morning of my birthday, I was greeted by the staff with a table full of greetings, two glasses of sparkling wine and we had a sumptuous breakfast. They even delivered a birthday cake when we were back in our room, so sweet!

We walked from our hotel down to town, Garmisch Partenkirchen, about an hour’s walk, through a private path from the hotel. There was some Christmas market, with stalls of Christmas decorations, leathers, antique pins and jewellery, and a carousel for the children. The things were from the local artists and the food from the local farmers. We drank some warm mulled wine and ate grilled sausages.

In the evening, we dressed up to go the restaurant across the hotel. The manager remembered that it was my birthday and gave us the best place in the restaurant and two glasses of sparkling wine. A luxurious meal – antipasti, pork medallion with mushrooms and cream and crème brûlée with a nice bottle of Riesling. It was a romantic evening with some fire burning at the fireplace and a man playing the piano. We walked by the lake under the moonlight. I couldn’t ask for more! And to all, a goodnight.

A winter birthday
Walked by the moonlight with him
Couldn’t ask for more

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

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  1. Happy belated birthday Ladylee. That sounds like an absolute dream, what a wonderful memory for you to treasure. Thank you so much for still taking part in #writephoto and sharing this special moment with us. KL ❤

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