To many people the cuckoo symbolized the waking of time and the start of the spring season, the period that meant winter had finished and normal life could be resumed. But isn’t this Fall season you ask? There is a natural progression in anything that we create. In the mid 1700′s cuckoo clocks were first created in and around the Black Forest area of Germany. As I get ready for my journey next week to Europe, I can’t help but reflect on the cuckoo clock design from the Black Forest and the cuckoo bird which were an integral part of everyday life in the region at the time. The ornate carving of the clocks was reflective of the design of the Bavarian homes that everyone lived in. To have a mechanical cuckoo in your home that told you the time was the height of luxury.
Now I’m not financially rich by any means, but I do consider myself rich in the admiration for a masterful timepiece. I encourage you to add a unique design touch to your home that will amuse as well as fascinate all those people lucky enough to experience the cuckoo clock in first person. Next week, when I take my journey, I hope that you will join me. A cuckoo clock can add a real touch of interest to any home, I’m sure our journey next week together will be most enlightening.