The Vienna Woods are truly beautiful. They 'green lung' of the city. There are many well-marked trails that are safe and easy to follow. Today I take you on a journey along a city hiking trail - Stadtwanderweg 2. I often take a mindful, quiet walk up into the beech forests. These woods are the [...]
Well, we are now truly in the heart of Summer. How has it been for you so far? Have you experienced good or bad weather? Have you had too much rain and not enough sun? I have had a few extremes, as I divide my time between life in Vienna and back to the UK. [...]
When you explore a new city or town, do you ever look up? I am going to share with you some images I took wandering a suburb of Vienna called Grinzing. Grinzing was until the end of the 19th century an independent municipality, but today it is part of Döbling, the 19th district of Vienna. It [...]
It is a wet day yet again. The rain taps lightly, but persistently, on the conservatory roof. Wherever I have been in recent days, the rain has arrived shortly after. I am being to suspect it is following me around. The birds don’t seem to mind. A group of starlings are busy fighting on the [...]
It has been a surprise to see how quickly the land seems empty. It feels to me as if the seasons have descended at speed from autumn to winter and I wondered what I might learn.
Still deep blue water Embraces me. Still deep blue water Fascinates me. Still deep blue water Captivates me. Still deep blue water Wraps me In a world of simple contentment. Dreams can be held like prized jewels, Affixed in gold, Ripe for careful study: To contemplate, Formulate, Gestate. ...This still deep, blue water
Dear Ocean, How much do you like heaving and rolling great waves? What countless dark secrets have you sent to their grave? In grand stormy weather do you like tossing up sticks, While bashing the coastline, is that just done for kicks? Do cray fish tickle as they crawl along? At night are you soothed [...]