So where's the snow?

Muddling through in Austria; God, life and a small black dog

St Margarethen again!


My favourite walk in Lungau and only a few days clear of snow. We’ve a little heatwave this weekend, so we did lots of work in the garden starting my new flower bed and putting the seats out.

Then Swingle and I sneaked off! The fields are still brown and the farmers have come out of the barns to spread everywhere possible with slurry, so it was a smelly walk!

There are big flood protection works going on much to my disgust but just by the bridge. More islands in the Mur. Thankfully, the rest of the track was undisturbed.

The last weekend of skiing at Aineck, I could see the lower lift was stopped, the upper not, most odd. I expect the snow was slush, it was +17!!

Best of all was the birds. I heard swallows, black redstarts, water blackbirds, Fieldfares. Spring at last!

As I strode along I realised how winter and snow has a sort of paralyzing effect. I have no desire to march and my body feels heavier, now I feel lightfooted. Maybe a sort of winter half hibernation? All over now, roll on summer!

Author: annarashbrook

English Ex-pat living in Austria, Christian, blogger (of course) writer, photographer, dog owner!

3 thoughts on “St Margarethen again!

  1. I was going to ask where all those nasty looking pointed logs were going but I think that was they, upended in the last photo.
    I’ve looked at a lot of American construction sites as well as … how to say..water control projects..and I’ve never seen that before.
    The American way, if we don’t have a budget to construct something to retain water we throw construction garbage at it.


    • They’ve been doing this sort of work all along the Mur which runs through the Lungau, it’s a bit of panic from some floods we had about 8 years ago. The river itself has already stone walls, so there is a long history of it. It’s just all so ugly, even when a few years have passed. I’ve no idea why they need those horrible posts either, I guess they may backfill behind them,I’ll go and look again in a couple of weeks.

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      • I’m guessing backfill…but, unless they are submerged or somehow anaerobically sealed they are just gonna rot and they’ve kicked the can of flooding down the road into the future…where those logs rot…etc.

        (I am not an engineer although there are several engineers in my family. I am in no way and expert.)


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