Friday, 26 July 2013

Ain't no Purple Cows up here, Man!
Going West to Vorarlberg: Viennese Escapes


Cows high in the Alps
Lechtal, Arlberg
Vorarlberg, Austria

Image and Text © by Merisi

Link:
-> Arlberg area in Winter: Wart & Schröcken
-> Sky Watch Friday

47 comments:

  1. What a great juxtaposition in this lovely picture.

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    1. I could have kissed the cow on the right, for turning her head just so, for a nanosecond. ;-)

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  2. Beautiful skies and happy cows!! I love it! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Merisi!! Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you, a wonderful weekend to you, too! xxx

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  3. Love the cows against the puffy clouds. Looks like Heaven to me...

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    1. Oh, it IS heavenly, up there!

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  4. I don't want to see a purple cow or a pink elephant...LOL!
    Beautiful scene. MB

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    1. You know what I was alluding to, aren't you? ;-)

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  5. How glorious to be out in the country!

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    1. And high in the mountains! ;-)

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  6. Another stunning shot. Beautiful and imaginative.

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    1. If I had to arrange all this for a photo shoot, I'd still be out there! ;-)

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  7. Love, Love, Love the cows.

    Lippizaner bebes are romping about in Burggarten. Our daughter and I may just camp out there for the next few days...

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    1. Cute, aren't they? ;-)
      Have not yet managed to get to the Burggarten. Was driving by Lipica in Slovenia the other day, have you visited there?

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  8. What beautiful countryside. Darin, I was expecting at least one purple cow :)

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  9. Beautiful sky and also great shot of the cows and landscape.

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  10. That's lovely. Who needs a purple cow anyway ;>). Beautiful countryside.

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  11. Great photo,Merisi!Have a nice weekend!

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  12. I guess you could call this composition "Cows with the Crucified Christ."

    Mystical Sky

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  13. Lovely photo, a perfect post for SWF!

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  14. Love how the sky patterns seem to dominate this beautiful hilly countryside. Gorgeous photo.

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  15. Great shot and neat sight. Looks like they are in clouds.

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  16. I just finished reading A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. While he lived in France in the 20s, he used to holiday in Shruns in the Vorarlberg!

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    1. Schruns is close by, same mountain (Arlberg), about half an hour's drive.

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  17. Schöne Aufnahme.
    Liebe Grüsse Daniela

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  18. I would like to see a purple cow, beautiful shot! Have a happy weekend!

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    1. I was told that when that certain chocolate brand first came up with the purple cow, they actually painted a real cow purple (or lilac).

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  19. When I was reading your caption, it occurred to me, that's what's different - in the Alps the cows have cowbells around their neck:)

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    1. Cowbells, the last thing I heard before falling asleep and the first one when I woke up (faintly, I might add, it was like lovely music).

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  20. Did you arrange the cows yourself. They seem to make a perfect group.

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    1. I promised to leave them alone if they'd give me one perfect shot! ;-)

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  21. Are they taking confession?
    Probably thanking their lucky stars they're not in NYC or Paris

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    1. Up there at 6,000 feet the milk does not get sour, that's for sure! ;-)

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  22. Merisi, thank you for showing us the beauty of this pastoral scene.

    I also must tell you how entrancing I found that previous curtained window.

    Is it possible that you can charm cows, light and gentle breezes?

    xo

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    1. They are CALLING ME, Frances, can't escape (much to the consternation of those who have to deal with me on a daily basis). ;-)

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  23. I think the purple cows are in Switzerland! ;)

    Love your look at Vienna. It's one of the European cities I haven't visited yet. But I will get there! :)

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  24. uhm, that's a rather bizarre image.

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    1. Certainly now what you'd find down in the Bayou! ;-)

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  25. Just lovely, Meresi...reminds me of Switzerland. I'm in Mumbai for six months...praying the rains will stop soon.

    My post is at:

    My post is at:


    http://rnsane.blogspot.in/2013/07/id-like-to-see-sunny-sky-instead-of.html

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  26. Thank you all for your kind comments!
    Cheers,
    Merisi

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  27. Oh Merisi, our cow lost her bell . It was such a beautiful bell too. I so miss the the ringing of the cow and sheep bells. Our sheep had the whole tonal scale in bells. It took my husband about an hour at the bell makers to pick them. Then the silly sheep lost them one by one.
    Are those cows praying?

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  28. oh my goodness!
    a perfect photo :)

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  29. I just finished reading A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemmingway. When he was living in Paris, he and his family used to go skiing in the Vorarlberg...in Shruns!

    BTW, I can only comment using my iPad, cannot comment when using my Mac laptop....

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    1. Stella,
      it looks as if you managed to comment on your Mac, too:
      Your comment arrived and I replied to it the other day!
      Please let me know if this happens again.
      Cheers,
      Merisi

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