Thursday, 21 May 2009

Poppies in the Summerwind


The summer wind,

came blowin in

from across the sea

It lingered there,

so warm and fair -

to walk with me ...

Like painted kites, those days and nights - went flyin by
The world was new, beneath a blue - umbrella sky
Then softer than, a piper man - one day it called to you
And I lost you, to the summer wind

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Photographed by Merisi
35 miles east of Vienna
In the poppy fields
near Rohrau
Lower Austria

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50 comments:

  1. What gorgeous shots, Merisi! Those rich red poppies and blue, blue skies! You can almost feel that warm summer breeze! Wonderful! Happy SWF! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Ah, I have just found your blog and your pictures, of part of the world I would love to visit, are beautiful!

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  3. I would love to take a walk in that beautiful field. Spectacular.

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  4. Wonderful pictures of poppies in the summerwind!Fantastic shots!
    Thank you so much for your nice greetings to our 20.anniversary.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  5. Truly beautiful pictures Merisi. Absolutely gorgeous - the epitome of summer!

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  6. thank you fop sharing and the poem is super thanks XXX Don

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  7. Clicking on the first pictures will take you to Frank Sinatra singing the song.

    The second picture will let you listen to "Sphärenklänge" - Music of the Spheres - by Johann Strauss, performed by the Vienna Philharmonic under Daniel Barenboim at this year's New Year's Concert.

    Enjoy! :-)

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  8. I am so sorry,
    "Sphärenklänge" is by Josef Strauss, of course - how could I?
    (I hope I will be able to keep my residency in Vienna after this faux pas!).

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  9. the flowers on the close-up shot almost looks like a paper, very beautiful!!!

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  10. I'd love to dance in a field of poppies. How beautiful they are, and the sky is magnificent for the shot! Wonderful!

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  11. Stunning photos, Merisi! Beautiful poppies!

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  12. Beautiful photo's!!
    Thank you for commenting on my blog!
    Take care

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  13. Those are just gorgeous. I adore poppies such gentle flowers.

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  14. Beautiful - both the text and the pictures! Thanks for sharing - happy SWF!

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  15. BEAUTIFUL!! Happy Summer my friend!!

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  16. BEAUTIFUL!!! Lovely photos giving an optimistic feeling to the viewer! Have a great Friday!

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  17. Every time I see poppies, I think of The Wizard of Oz.

    Beautiful, but deadly. Nicely done!

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  18. Poppies already? Ours aren't blooming yet, so thanks for sharing.

    Goodness, you make the world look beautiful.

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  19. OH MY!! simple pppies, oh what a sigh, very monet-esque


    verification is - vermier est!!!

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  20. Poppies are such happy and playful flowers...and what lovely lyrics you put to their music!!! Frank Sinatra and RED poppies...what's not to love? Super! ~Janine XO

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  21. I love poppy season in Austria, which coincides with another favorite - strawberries! Soon the cornflowers will bloom to add more magic to my drive into work each day. Thank you for your fabulous photos that are as near as possible to the real things - so beautiful!!!

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  22. I wish I could run through that field like a child! They really are awesome shots Merisi!!

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  23. Oh what a beautiful area, poppy fields. Do they have the california golden variety too?

    Beautiful images.

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  24. This time of year is just one lovely flower after another! Our highway department has sowed great long beds of poppies just like this along the roadsides -- a charming alternative to mowing.

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  25. Very nicely done. Your photos make a person feel good!

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  26. It's a lovely sightless summer wind that comes blowing by over those beautiful poppies.

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  27. Gorgeous! Makes me want to run through the fields like a kittle kid!

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  28. Oh, is there anything more delightful than a field of poppies? I think not. Beautiful photos--they remind me of Monet paintings.

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  29. Just can't help not looking for the Emerald City and the Yellow Brick Road! ;)

    Look Captain, there be monkeys!

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  30. Gorgeous fields filled with flowers. Wonderful.

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  31. Wonderful pictures. oh course when I see poppies, I think of the poem. "In Flanders field" by John McCrae

    www.thequietone.net

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  32. It was a nice walk through the poppies, thankyou. A whole feild of red blooms.

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  33. Wow...such bright, vivid color! Beautiful! ~Lori

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  34. I LOVE poppies. I have only seen huge fields of them in photos, but every year I patches of them in my gardens. ;-)

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  35. Fantastic photos. Here in Sweden the poppies hasn´t grown up yet.
    Lovely colours.

    Thanks for your visit on my blog.

    Gunilla in Sweden

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  36. Mon dieur, I wish I were in the middle of these fields! But, I'm in the middle of Paris, shooting windows!

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  37. I love the color balance on these pictures! Gorgeous!

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  38. Fabulous series!
    Happy weekend.

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  39. Merisi: That was a beautiful series with the skies over the Poppie field.

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  40. Fantastic picture with the poppies ! ! !
    It would be appropriate at my SKW
    Nice weekend.
    Gr.
    P-TER

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  41. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I wouldn't have discovered your beautiful blog otherwise. These beautiful picture of flowers in the meadow took my breath away!

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  42. Beautiful poem,
    artistically illustrated Merisi. Poppies are such a beautiful flower.
    I have never seen so many grow as you share here. Just lovely!

    xox
    Constance

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  43. Webern's 'Im Sommerwind' is one of my favourite Viennese musical utterances... not Frank Sinatra, but wonderful nonetheless.

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  44. So beautiful! What vibrant primary colors you captured here...and it looks like you've been having great weather for getting out and taking shots! Enjoy the weekend. Hopefully the nice weather will stay around! Thanks for you comment on my SWF post...

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  45. Beautiful shots ... the colours are so vibrant !!!

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  46. Really poetic, in words and pictures. Great sequence.

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  47. Love your shots , your poem and the poppies.
    It is always a pleasure to stop by here and everytime I tell myself , I must come to Vienna

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  48. ah.... love poppy season...

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  49. I loved the music you chose for the single red poppy! I added it to my favorites. I could fall asleep to that even though it's so full of movement. It would be like floating on a leaf.

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