So where's the snow?

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

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This warm, wet summer has made for some stormy weather and some spectacular clouds!

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Lungau Lupin Lane


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How’s your summer?

We’re having a warm and wet summer this year, compared to last year’s hot and dry. As it may be our last summer here, I’ve been enjoying it as much as possible and making videos and photographing to make memories. Here are some of my favourite piccies.

We’ve had a couple of viewings of the flat.#, but no offers yet. We’re in no hurry!

Travelling to the UK is getting better,as the quarantines get relaxed. However, we may have to sell up, store our furniture here, and go house searching when we get there!

How’s your summer?

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June bugs! They’re having a rampant year, in the mornings our lawn is filled with them bumbling about. They get in the washing, I had one down my neck this morning! The dog has eaten a couple but I don’t think they’re tasty. The birds don’t seem to be feeding on them either. It will only be for a couple of weeks they’re around. I’m hoping there will be a similar plague of fireflies later in the summer!

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The old road to Bundschuh

This was the old road down from the mining area from Schonfeld to the furnace at Bundschuh, and then on towards Thomatal and Ramingstein. There’s also a lost castle there too. Boy, was the river full of melt water loud. There was a lot of damage from the rain and snow last autumn too. It was simply good to get back in the woods and walk by the river.

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Smiling with the eyes

Here in Austria, things are starting to get back to normal as we can now shop if we wear masks and keep our distances. You have to have a trolley each in bigger supermarkets, and some shops restrict how many can be in at once.

As I trotted around this week lots of people said Hi and I had trouble when I didn’t recognise the voice. I even heard someone say, ‘Is that really you?’

Then it struck me, do people know that I’m smiling at them from behind the mask? Duh moment! So now I make a point of smiling with my eyes, consciously raising my cheeks so my eyes change. Funny how we only think of smiling with the mouth. Guess after this I’ll have more wrinkles!