Friday, 10 May 2013

Where the Wild Things are
A Walk in the Vienna Woods on a Morning in May


Over the meadows
and into the woods -
leaving the city behind


Wild Garlic
is abloom all over the Vienna Woods


It is almost impossible to find a path
not lined by these star-like beauties


Their fragrance
is jolting you awake


if you dare to get
too close


Better leave the shelter of trees
and catch some fresh air
as I did, on Thursday morning


To capture the light
you must be out there before 8 AM,
before the shadows recede and the meadow
alights in a blinding glare


Photographed along the walls
of Lainz Game Reserve
9 May 2013
13th District

Bärlauch:
Allium ursinum L.
Bear's garlic, Ramson, Wild garlic:
A relative of the American "ramp"
Allium tricoccum, also Erba orsina,
Aglio orsino or ail sauvage
Link -> Gernot Katzer's all about Wild Garlic
Images and Text © by Merisi

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful series of images. Weather looking good :).

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  2. Reminded me of the scene in the Wizard of Oz where Dorothy and the others are overcome by the intoxicating aroma of the flowers. Glad you escaped before you were overwhelmed!

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  3. I love walking through woods of Wild Garlic breathing deeply.

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  4. What a lovely place to walk and your captures are delightful as always, Merisi! Enjoy your weekend!!

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  5. What a wonderful walk we also have woods close-by full of wild garlic I must go visit them before all the flowers disappear.
    Sarah x

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  6. Loved the walk through the woods, seeing the starry flowers of the wild garlic and noticing the little blue flowers of the germander speedwell.

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  7. Looks a very nice walk for sure!

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  8. Here they plant garlic along the roadways, the kind with pink flowers. They look wonderful but I do not like the way they smell! It's even worse when the city workers come along and shear them off until next year - whew! But I prefer your beautiful white wild garlic under the shady trees, at least the woods are lovely and green. Much better than blacktop and cement.

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  9. We're entering that time of year when the most interesting photographic opportunities seem to occur before 08.00 and after 20.00. Love these woodland shots.

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  10. Vampire-free on your very pretty turf oui

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  11. What a wonderful walk to satisfy so many senses! Delightful photos, too!

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  12. I feel like I can smell those flowers! :) Nice to have spring and beautiful flowers!!

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