Autumn Flowers & Foliage of European Waterways

While this blog is not dedicated to travel, I’d like to share with you some of the beautiful fall flowers and foliage that I was fortunate to see on a recent European trip of a lifetime. My husband and I were guests on a Rhine river cruise with both pre and post excursions attached. We began our vacation in mid-October with a couple of days in Scotland. We then traveled to Amsterdam for a few days prior to starting our river cruise, which sailed through The Netherlands, Germany, France and finally disembarking in Switzerland. Staying four additional days in Switzerland, we arrived back in the US after three wonderful weeks abroad. It was a magical time filled with castles, cathedrals and culture – and plants!

In chronological order of our trip, below you will find photos of the horticultural beauties we enjoyed along the waterways of Europe.

Fuschia in Europe - St. Andrews, Scotland, along the North Sea
Fuschia in St. Andrews, Scotland along the North Sea.
Nerine Lily, St. Andrews, Scotland
Along the North Sea
Guernsey, or Nerine Lily, in St. Andrews, Scotland
Floral hanging basket.  Stirling, Scotland along the River Forth
Double Begonias and Forget-Me-Nots in Stirling, Scotland
near the River Forth.
Dandelions overlooking the cemetery at Stirling Castle, Scotland.
Pink Salvia in Amsterdam along a canal.
European Tulips in Amsterdam
Tulips for sale in Amsterdam
Herb Garden atop our Longship
Poppies and Yarrow in Kinderdijk, Netherlands near the River Noord.
Notice the windmills in the far background, top left
Tall Pink Dahlia in Kinderdijk
Yellow Rudbeckia in Kinderdijk
Fall foliage surrounding Marksburg Castle.
Braubach, Germany
Purple Thistle at Marksburg Castle, overlooking the Rhine valley.
Fall foliage along the path from Marksburg Castle,
overlooking the village of Braubach.
Sedum near Marksburg Castle in Braubach.
Bodiniers Beautyberry in Europe along the Rhine
Exquisite Bodiniers Beautyberry in Braubach.
Brown-eyed Susans in the background.
More very tall Dahlias in Braubach
Hotel Schonburg in Oberwesel, Germany
Castlehotel Schonburg and Vineyards in Oberwesel, Germany
Middle Rhine
Red Verbena Baskets in Rudesheim, Germany along the Rhine.
Geraniums and Bacopa in Rudesheim.
Plane Tree (far right) in the Marketplatz (City Center) of Rudesheim.
Bougainvillea in Speyer, Germany
Flowerbox House in Strasbourg, France along the River Ill
Swans on the Rhine, Breisach, Germany
Chinese Lanterns in Breisach, Germany along the Rhine.
Red and White Dahlia in Breisach
Pelargonium in afternoon sun along Lake Lucerne, Switzerland.
Pelargonium is a geranium relative.
Purple Cranesbill in Lucerne. Another geranium relative.
Alps and Fall Foliage at Alpnachstad, Switzerland
RIding the cog rail through fall trees at Alpnachstad up to
Mount Pilatus.
Flower and Garden Market in Basel.
Until Next Time –

October 2019

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One Response to Autumn Flowers & Foliage of European Waterways

  1. Linda H. says:

    Awesome trip!!
    They have the most beautiful flowers over there.

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