"In the central portion of the great North American Continent there lies an arid and repulsive desert, which for many a long year served as a barrier against the advance of civilization. From the Sierra Nevada to Nebraska, and from the Yellowstone River in the north to the Colorado upon the south, is a region of desolation and silence." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Most "Most Livable Cities" Speak German

From Yahoo:
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's capital Vienna once again defended its position as the city offering the best quality of life in the world...
Europe has eight of the world's top 10 most pleasant cities: Germany and Switzerland each have three cities in the top 10, while New Zealand, Canada and Australia each have one.
That's seven out of ten in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.

Now, for the obligatory Vienna travel photos:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The First Day of Spring

The first day of Spring, March 20, 2018:

A few from two weeks earlier illustrate our love of snow drifts: