Photography by Clarence Wolfshohl
The Rose Garden of Marksburg
In May of 2011, Patricia and I went on a cruise of the Main, the Rhine, and the Moselle rivers with our old friends, Mark and Betsy Vinz. As you can only expect, the event was wonderful and the scenery was picturesque. The vineyards climbing up the slopes from the rivers, some at 45 ̊ angles; the cliffs along the Rhine Gorge or the Upper Middle Rhine Valley; the many castles along all three rivers, but especially the over twenty castles in the Rhine Gorge; and all the other sights from treacherous waters of the Lorelei to the statue of Germania high above Rudesheim were spectacles that enchanted us. But one of my favorite spots was the rose garden of the town of Marksburg below the medieval castle of Marksburg. The roses, many varieties of many colors, could not go unphotographed.
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Clarence Wolfshohl is professor emeritus of English at William Woods University. He has published both creative and scholarly writing in small press and academic journals. He is a member of AAPA and operates El Grito del Lobo Press. A native Texan, Wolfshohl now lives with his writing, two dogs and one cat in a nine-acre woods outside of Fulton, Missouri.