The rows in the front of the image are the local vineyards. Our house is actually about six houses to the left of those in the pic. Straight ahead is the "big forest", the largest forest of the area (which doesn't necessarily say much), but it contributes to the fact that this looks rather rural and quiet, whereas we're really in a rather densely-populated area in Germany. Just happen to be in one of it's nicest spots. (I'm not partial at all, of course. ;o) )
Turning three steps to the right, the scenery looks a bit different: this is the major district town and my hometown, complete with newish and very posh football stadium.
And for completeness' sake, right behind me is this (though taken in the early spring a few years ago, but at the same place)