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Put on your hiking boots.

October 21, 2013

It’s my 100th blogpost. Can you believe that? Last week I celebrated the blogs birthday and today it’s the 100th blogpost. When I set up this virtual space a year ago, I thought that it would be great if I had 53 blogposts live. It’s almost double. I’m very proud of that. I think I’m in a good place now with around 2 blogposts a week and a full time job and still enough time for friends, family and my boyfriend. I really don’t take the support I get not only from you but the people around me for granted. This is very special. It takes a lot of organization but I’m glad I can do everything.


It’s great for example that I have time to go hiking with my friends, boyfriend and my sister once in a while. As I mentioned before I don’t like hiking very much. It’s exhausting and can be boring. My boyfriend loves hiking. Therefore he looks for routes that could be interesting for me. With something to do, something special to see or with an incredible scenery. That’s how we discovered the white water trail in Mariensee in Lower Austria.


The first time we went there was last year and at the end of the trail is a waterfall. There we left the trail back then and went up the hill and that is when we found ourselves in the middle of a field of chanterelles. We love this little mushrooms but didn’t have any bag with us. So we took off our shirts and collected as many as we could carry. Later down the trail we found some porcini mushrooms that just grew along the trail. We promised ourselves to come back with a big backpack the next year. And this is what we did in August.

We came home with over one kg of mushrooms. Although October is quite late to search for more, we wanted to go again with some friends and my sister this weekend. We didn’t found any eatable mushroom (that we trusted enough to take home) but the trail is quite beautiful anyway and so it was more of a hiking trip.


It was one of those beautiful Indian summer days that makes you fall in love with the autumn season and nature. Sometimes living in the city makes me miss the changes nature goes through over the year. Although Vienna is a very green city, it’s just not the same as if you indulge in nature all around you.

The light in the woods was so great in the afternoon.


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I was always behind everybody taking pictures. That’s why most of the pictures show them from behind. A beautiful rear can also endear. Or so.


Now. Carry on!

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  • Reply Roselinde October 21, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Love the close-up of the moss and the last one! 🙂

    • Reply Sarah October 21, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Those are also my favourite! I find moss fascinating. I can’t tell you how many pictures of moss I have. It looks like a tiny little forest, don’t you think?

      • Reply Roselinde October 21, 2013 at 8:07 pm

        Exactly! Like a miniature biosphere, hahah 🙂

        • Reply Sarah October 21, 2013 at 8:18 pm

          Exactly. I almost have the feeling as if there’s about to walk a dwarf right out of it. Or an ant. Probably an ant.

          • Roselinde October 21, 2013 at 8:23 pm

            Hahhahah, I think the odds may indeed be in the ant’s favor (unfortunately).

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