So where's the snow?

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


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Travel theme:Mischievous

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On our recent trip to the UK, my husband decided to play the fool…..several times!  Above here was on a very bouncy ferry from Cherbourg to Poole. The below on Winchester Train station!

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Travel theme:Horizon

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These are the hills to the south west of our flat.

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It’s here we look to for a lot of our weather comes tripping over these hills.

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Just in the edge of the Nockberge mountains. I just love the summer colours, much more than the snow!!!!!  Look at my blog header!

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Travel theme: Simplify

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The really simple life!

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Travel theme:Meeting places

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This is more of a one time meeting place, every five years, on the sportsfield in Tamsweg when there is a huge get together for all the marching bands, Tracten frauen, Shooting groups and jolly clubs -the Volkskultur of  Lungau

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( I was attacked by a polar bear, sadly he lost his head after I had collected my wits and camera).

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But most of all, the entire gang of Samsons in Austria.  Here’s the best -the one from Ramingstein!

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Travel theme: Decoration

The Christmas Egg Shop in Salzburg

Couldn’t resist this one after seeing Ailsapm’s visit to Leavensworth. We have a Christmas shop in Salzburg which features decorated Christmas eggs. Here’s  a reblog of me last visit there!

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We found this shop several years ago, when it was a wet, cold day for tourists in Salzburg and just going into its colourful warmth lifted our spirits.

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It does have a wonderful selection of eggs for Christmas and some new themes as shown on my pictures.

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Here I want to feature the Easter Eggs. All ready for the Austrian/Catholic/Pagan tradition of having a tree of willow buds decorated in your house on Easter Sunday.

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Sound of music ones of course!

I do a tree too as a bit of colour to enjoy, no belief system.

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Can’t escape Mozart either!

 

But aren’t they pretty??????

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Ready to be painted

The shop in in the Judengasse in the old city, so do pop in and enjoy!

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Travel theme:Fresh

There’s nothing like the freshness of running water. Here’s a couple of ducks enjoying the early morning!P1260548

And the plum tree that is the logo for my blog, feeling fresh in the morning!

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And shadows in the fields from an morning stroll!

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Travel theme:Unexpected

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On a recent walk in the hills above Ramingstein, we came across this fellow at the old marble workings. I have admired the Council in the past for their sign posting here, but this is a bit radical!  In the middle of the hill, they’ve planted this little garden and placed this Rammy figure made from stones. There’s different versions all over the village and the Lungau but this is the most unexpected and bizarre!

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