Posted on August 11, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
The fields and orchards of Austria
Wheat ripens on a farm in the Austrian Mühlviertel.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Austria has come a long way from the cliches portrayed in The Sound of Music, with a vibrant modern cultural scene and strong tech and industrial sector, but the country still takes pride in supporting local agriculture. In a cider pub near Linz, the kitchen featured a blackboard showing that almost all the food is produced from farms within a 10 mile radius, and the inns of the fruit-growing Wachau region take pride in serving locally grown apricots and plums in their sumptuous deserts.
A ladybug in a healthy cornfield in Upper Austria.
A sunflower field in Upper Austria.
Wine grapes growing among ancient castle ruins in the Wachau.
Orchards and pastures just a few miles outside Linz, Austria.
Neatly groomed alpine pastures and hayfields are the backdrop for a paraglider in the Austrian Alps.
Tree-ripened apricots along the Danube between Linz and Vienna.
Plums hang low along a stony path in Dürnstein, Austria.
A row of sunflowers divides two fields in the Inn River Valley near Salzburg.
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