So where's the snow?

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


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Blue November

We’ve been having a long spell of clear skies, frosty nights and wonderful days of walking. After the early morning mists roll away, it’s wonderful!

After the chaos of the snow and floods last year, this is a real blessing! Not to mention no damp, grey days that create gloom.

This is a new path we took near Mariapfarr. Hills in the distance, was a flock of Fieldfares cackling in the trees. The Vogelberries added a bit of colour.

I found a HEDGE! First one I’ve seen in the Lungau!


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PUBLISHED TODAY!

At last, Castles in the Air is out as EBook, Paperback with a video of the places featured on You Tube! Links below

A year working with horses in Austria. Dream or nightmare?

Needing to put her past behind her, Ann travels to Austria hoping this time away will bring healing and build new dreams. She throws herself into her job and is quickly immersed in the new experiences and culture. The Icelandic horses are, as ever great soul mates, but the people complicated.

Falling in love again was never in her plan. Has she made another wrong choice?

Follow Ann as she explores the deeply traditional culture which is tied into the seasons of the Lungau in Salzburgerland. This vibrant tale of love and life is a must not only for horse lovers but also for all who love travelling.

Much of the story is based on the real experiences of the author.

A spinnoff from the Horse and Souls series. A video of the horses, countryside, and events is available on Youtube;  https://youtu.be/ecTp_2ZRPGM

 

 


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Plague!

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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Fire and Hail

It’s another really hot summer here in Austria and the weather has been acting accordingly. Last week, the local steam train set light to the grass at the side of the line.

The next day, just as I’d cycled back from the library, a storm came over and boy did it hail! I could have wept when I saw my Geraniums and Petunias being shredded, but it was too dangerous to go out. They are slowly recovering now. Neighbours’ veggies were sliced to pieces. My Gooseberries have scars, so I hope I will have enough to make this year’s wine.

Now this week, it’s back to a heatwave with it up into the low 30s this week. What happened to the Lugau being the Austrian Siberia?

And MOO are you?

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Spring Flowers

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Can’t name them all, but I think I like them better without labels!  FB click on the link for the show,