JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Cesky Krumlov,

Today we left Austria and travelled by bus to the Czech Republic and to the little town of Cesky Krumlov.  We had heavy snow today but it made the countryside look so very beautiful.  DH said that he was pleased that we had the snow because it was how he envisaged Austria.  The temperature was, for the most part of the day, well below zero.
Cesky Krumlov is beautiful.  It is a tiny village that  has a massive castle towering above it.  The village hosts the Five Petal Rose Festival each year when the town is recreated into a medieval village.  It would not take much work because the village certainly does look medieval.
Our bus ride back to the ship, waiting for us in Passau Germany,  took us through Sumava National Park.  The Sumava mountains lie along the border with Austria and Germany. We also passed the man made Lake Lipno that was starting to form ice along the edges. It was of interest to also pass through  the old "check point Charlie" on the Austrian/Czech border and again on the German/Czech border.  A reminder of the cold war.
All the locals have told us that this is the coldest March on record and the usual temperature is around 15 degrees!






The ice on the cobblestones makes them extremely slippery.

Even the police do not go out in this weather!




Tonights dessert, and yes the scroll is chocolate!





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