Saturday, 4 February 2012

Perchance to dream?
Vienna in Winter

Perchance to dream,
of spring, that is.
Hamlet would agree,
winter's hold must end
!

Alas, poor Yorick tulips,
it is snowing!
Big feathery snowflakes
dancing from the sky
as I am writing this,
landing softly in the arms
of cedar and pine trees,
only to escape again,
sailing slowly to the ground
.

Photographed
on the sunny winter morning of
1 February 2010

Images and Text © by Merisi
Repost - First published 7 February 2010

27 comments:

  1. I think it is wonderful how you achieve perfect exposure for the white flowers. Great study of altocumulus clouds in the top picture.

    Word verification: pectin.
    Are you making jam today, perchance?

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  2. i am in love
    with these snowy tulips!

    guess what--->
    my word verification: pure

    :-)

    I AM NOT JOKING over here!!!!
    Go Figure!

    pure

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  3. What beauty! I think I want to redo my bedroom in just the colors of the third photo.

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  4. It has been snowing on and off all day here. I am spending the day in my kitchen in awe of my new oven. Have baked breads and pastries, now I have started to prapare tonight's dinner for 8 :-) Terje is out skiing though.

    I love your white tulips.

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  5. How lovely...hoping my snowdrops make an appearance soon!
    Sandi

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  6. What a coincidence - this time of year I always watch Kenneth Branagh's "Hamlet" (all blissful five hours of it!) and I've also just read the play again... and here you are blogging about it!

    "'Tis a consummation most devoutly to be wished."

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  7. Ohhhh I just have to make some Swedish footsteps behind me.

    Your blog is fantastic, me like like!

    Agneta, a swedish one o;)

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  8. It's sunny here today, it feels like spring. Tomorrow we are back to rain, but today's dream is precious.

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  9. Love these white tulips ... Let's celebrate spring

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  10. I promise those Tulips are smiling, can you see them... they are truly smiling and I smile along with them for their beauty is so appealing and I love the way you captured them in their purest form~

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  11. Beautiful tulips in winter white! They somehow fit perfectly with this Sunday. Just lovely.

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  12. Beautiful blossoms. Oh how I long for spring.

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  13. I loved loved that last shot of the side of the white flower....gorgeous!!

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  14. Seattle Boy,
    thank you! :-)
    No jam yesterday but for logjam in trying to re-build my archive. :-(


    Somepinkflowers,
    thank you! :-)
    I noticed that word verification has been in a lyrical mood lately. ;-)


    Vicki Lane,
    would feel like dreaming on sun-lit clouds! ;-)

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  15. Britt-Arnhild,
    brava! :-)


    Sandi McBride,
    I can't believe you have no snowdrops yet!
    Where's spring?


    Marcheline,
    what a beautiful film to spend a winter's evening with!

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  16. Simona,
    the sun came out here too, in the afternoon!
    I walked up to Schönbrunn's Gloriette, all the paths were iced over under the snow cover, only the main ones were safe, lots of grits to keep you from slipping.
    A northeasterly wind was blowing too.


    Melanie,
    I agree! :-)

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  17. Mary Howell Cromer,
    thank you!
    Those tulips made me smile too. ;-)

    Cobalt Violet,
    about this time of winter I crave white flowers,
    they capture the light.

    Hilary,
    we all dream of spring by now, don't we?


    The Retired One,
    I loved how feathery the petals looked.

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  18. WAIT! So are you off in Hollandia?
    Tuliplandia?
    where ARE you!!???

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  19. Breathtaking. Wonderful description of the snowflakes falling. You do paint pictures with your words.

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  20. Two years later
    So much has changed.
    February is still icy cold, though.
    And today, clouds of ice sweeping in from Siberia act like a lid on a pot filled with subzero air.

    May you all stay as warm as you wish for and keep dreaming of spring,
    Merisi

    Reading your comments from so long ago - thank you all from the bottom of my heart! xxx

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  21. I have the same tulips at home but not the beautiful pictures, waouhhhhhhh !

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  22. It is so nice to see such pretty flowers as here in NY everything is resting.

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  23. Lovely images, perfect words...

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  24. Whoops!
    I in advance...
    Hmmm...
    You clever duck!

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  25. Wonderful photos - so cheery. If you're craving snow you should be in Boulder, CO like me. Record setting!

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  26. Love the way the white of the tulips just melt into the clouds. Just beautiful.

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