Wednesday, 26 July 2017


An acrylic cut and paste job. 

A solution of sorts.   

Two grimly unhappy paintings, a seascape and a landscape, were uncaringly immolated and the sacrificial leftovers uncompromisingly glued together for life. 

With the end result: 

The sea is now the sky.


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

And another strange plant . . .

This 3 to 4 foot high plant was found growing alone in an uncultivated area situated between a vineyard and an old quarry in a location not far from the town of Retz (see post below).

Thoughts on what this oddity might be would be very welcome!

Mystery solved!

See 'comments'.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Vineyards, Churches and Ossuaries, and much much more!

The Wineviertel is a wine growing area in the north-east of Austria near Moravia (CZ).

On a recent visit I found an abundance of signposted bicycling routes and scenic hiking trails.

A street of wine cellars

The town of Retz which has a railway station makes a good base.

Retz boasts a Fahrrad Museum - Bicycle Museum.

The posters on the gates mention a special exhibition - 200 Years - The Story of the Bicycle - which runs until 31st October 2017.

Retz - town square

All roads lead to Rome and the Krakau-to-Rome Pilgrims Way passes this landmark: 

The Windmill of Retz 

A wonderful area to visit. Good value for money. And not overwhelmed with tourists! 

Pulkau Waldbad

Thursday, 20 July 2017

le tour


through sunflower fields 

              eyes on the road 

Mellow Yellow

Friday, 14 July 2017

Sun on the Danube

a golden sunset 

a riverside picnic   and insects 
sucking our blood

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Rainbow at twilight (Waldviertel - Austria)

Art is like nature. If you do not let it in through a door, it will enter through a window.
- Samuel Butler