So where's the snow?

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


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Coral Snow

I was so excited to finally see this after eleven years! So much snow, and I’ve seen this rarity only once. People look knowingly and say its a Lungau rarity. It only happens late in the snow year. So now I’m sharing it with you, it really does look like coral doesn’t it?

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Footprints

We’re just waiting for a real Siberian blast of cold air, after the snowiest winter(so far) for over a decade.

Walking up the lane this morning, I was looking at all the footprints. One of the farmers has been clearing it, so maybe we’re all using it more. I could see where people stopped for a chat, the first snow angel,

Mr B’s sticks, deer slots, paw prints(!), all the different boots!

And our home mountain, Huhnleitknock looked good too!


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Lungau snow

After our recent very heavy falls of snow, I was chatting to a neighbour and casually said,’I suppose this is how it used to be when Lungau was the Siberia of Austria?’ ‘No’ he said,’there was much more then.’ Staggered, I went home, shut the door, put the kettle on and realised,no wonder the older generation here is so totally twitched about snow clearing…….and was so grateful for Christian and his snow blower!


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Winterly

Swingle’s lovely dead,frozen mouse……

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Snowy winter

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For the first time in several years, we’re having lots and lots of snow. It managed to melt quite a lot for Christmas day, but there was some on the ground, 100% more than the UK! It’s got the skiers happy, and the resorts laughing all the way to the bank! We even went snow shoe walking at Karneralm near us and it was great. There’s a bit of a yoyo effect as it cools and freezes with the cycle of cold and warm fronts and there’ been some crazy snow whirlwinds but I love it!! Swingle goes nuts in snow, eating it like a delicacy when she’s running around. Maybe at last the weather is coming out of the odd rhythm of the past few years, yippee!


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Cold winter coming?

September 21st

We have had autumn since the beginning of the month. It’s been really cold, although no frosts yet. The cows have all come down two weeks early, but there is plenty of grass for them.It reminds me of 2007 when we had this but more extreme and cows and horses on the alms had to have hay helicoptered in and some died. Not so bad this year, but 2007 had loads of snow and it was a white Christmas!!