So where's the snow?

Muddling through life from Austria to Wales; God, life and a small black dog


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The Lane, March

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Mostly taken last year – note the puppy sneaking in the shots! Other new growth showing too!


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Happenings on the lane -July!

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Some of these shots are a bit blurry, I blame the iphone and the rain! After the storms, the little stream that runs down the hill, became a torrent again , washing stones into the horses’ field.

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As the hill behind us has a history of landslides, this has to be kept an eye on! Still, I met Annie there with her Grandson who was playing with a friend on the stones. Good to see kids having fun doing stuff like building dams and streams! There scooters made an unusual  shot.

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Then  yesterday, the council came along and strimmed and mowed the entire lane! Couldn’t believe,such a waste of time and money. Later, Linda told me, some government department has funded all the footpaths to be cleared this summer, what a waste, they could have built us a new bridge! Dave of course pointed out if the lanes aren’t done every now and then, they’d get blocked!!

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But at least someone had repaired the drains so the lane didn’t flood!

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Roll on August!

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July on the lane

 

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July 13th, 2014 Redcurrants ready and the wild Astilbe in bloom- a motif for the month.

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The old hay hut before it’s demise

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No idea what this lacey plant is!

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Thistles in the hay

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The blue, wild geraniums, all over the place this month

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The lane just being green!

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Wild Raspberries

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Start of the mushroom season when the weather turns damp

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Pleasant place to sit

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The start of autumn and the first hazelnuts

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More green!

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Towards the Burg

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Last of the roses

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Little heartsease, hanging on

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July on the lane

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My lane in the rain, June 15th

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Photo bombing is another of Swingle’s hobbies!

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Yup, really was raining, look at the spots on the lens.

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First raspberries

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First of the dog roses

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Rainy Burg in the distance

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More foreigners, but pretty!

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Clouds on the hills

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Still more cow parsley!

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One flower doesn’t like the rain!

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Sticky willy or Goose grass, what do you call this?

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Bit too damp for a sit down!

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The Arabs have enjoyed the rain!

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My lane, June 11th

 

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More Haytime

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Rose time

White flower time!

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But most of all BUG TIME!

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Taferngasse -my lane

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I’ve been greatly inspired by the Rambling Gardener who posts regularly on ‘the park’ which is Temple Newsam Park near Leeds, to begin my own such photographic odyssey about the lane behind my house. I began photoing it a couple of years ago in May when a long rainy spell sent me our of the house with camera. I invisioned a project that would become a book, but to monthly log  what is flowering and going on in blogs with few or no comment is appealing, especially where some months I’ve already got about 1000 shots-and I keep on taking the same things thinking they’re new each time-duh!

Taferngasse is the old Roman (or older) road which lead from Thomotal to Tamsweg, or whatever they were called then. It was superseded by the new main road at the turn of the last century. I’ll let the pictures speak for themsleves, but to me its 500 metres of bliss, so many flowers, the fields, the river and the people I meet on there. Mny folks use it as part of a Sunday ramble and there are benches along it, which is typical of foot paths here.  A selection of shots to give you an idea!

http://theramblinggardener.com/