Thursday, 11 April 2013

Frühling in Wien
Springtime in Vienna
A Walk through Stadtpark


Bridge over the Vienna River
Lilacs blooming again

Johann Strauss
up and about

Horse Chestnuts
in spring finery

Adults and Children
playing in the shade

Preschoolers
on an early morning fieldtrip

A Gardener
high on a ladder,
trimming bushes

Photographed 24 April 2012
while walking from the Stadtpark U4 Station
towards Park-Ring - Images and Text © by Merisi

24 comments:

  1. Your leaves and chestnut flowers are much earlier than ours!

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  2. Merisi, how lovely is lilac's scent? We are beginning to see the annual arrival of lilacs and peonies for sale at all the corner flower stands. Soon it will be lilac time in Central Park.

    I really like the photo of the gardener giving that giant shrub a shaping.

    xo

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  3. In Warsaw forsythia is just beginning to bloom, rather late this year, BUT they are forecasting temperatures over 20 degrees C for the weekend and early next week. Seems that this year's spring is more like Canadian spring, i.e. cold until May 15th and then right to summer temperature overnight.
    Love the last photo. The bushes look like mud pies or our Easter yeast baba's :-).

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  4. Oh , I haven't been here in a while.
    Adore your new banner Merisi!
    LL

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  5. Ooh, love the new banner!

    Here too, the leaves are already fully out and that brilliant, almost surreal early green that feels like a miracle every time one walks outside.

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  6. Beautiful images of Spring! Lilacs are blooming in Oregon too.

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  7. Oh, to have a gardener shaping topiaries at my bequest...

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  8. Spring sure is looking beautiful over there.

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  9. This post fulfills all my dreams of Vienna. Lovely.

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  10. WOWWWWWWWWWWWW
    super lush there!
    Sun just peeked out in Paris and I'm inside scanning and painting
    Oh poop

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  11. A disease affecting Horse Chestnuts here. Leaves turned brown last year. Hope you don't get it there, they look so lovely and fresh.

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  12. 11 April 2013
    We are not quite there, this year, but I can't wait anymore!
    Wishing you a wonderful day,
    Merisi

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  13. I could not believe the green! And then I looked at the date - 2012! Something to look forward to .......

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  14. These are not fair pictures.
    From previous year at the end of April.
    Dream on

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    1. I am so sorry, won't happen again!
      I just really need the illusion, at least for a day.
      Cheers,
      Merisi

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  15. Beautiful pic !

    www.unseenindia.us

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  16. Absolutely lovely shots! Wonderful building at the bottom.

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  17. Ruth Schall11 April, 2013

    Beautiful...what is it like this year?

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    1. Ruth,
      we are behind by about a month, at least I feel that way.
      It has warmed up considerably, though, and the sun's shining. It will rain a bit tomorrow, but blue skies will return Saturday. I believe the warm rain will help speed leaves and spring blooms up!
      Cheers,
      Merisi

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  18. Horse Chestnuts in Vienna now? It's not possible :-)
    Beautiful images of Spring!

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  19. Love the fancy flower placement in the last photo.
    Bright and springy swirl.
    I think Spring has finally arrived in your beautiful city.

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  20. The Johann Strauss statue is really beautiful. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. :)

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  21. A late April Fools day joke!
    ;))

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