Thursday 28 November 2019

Happy Thanksgiving, America!
Abraham Lincoln's Manifesto of Gratitude

"The year
that is drawing towards its close,
has been filled with the blessings
of fruitful fields and healthful skies.
To these bounties,
which are so constantly enjoyed
that we are prone to forget
the source from which they come,
others have been added,
which are of so extraordinary a nature,

that they cannot fail
to penetrate and soften even the heart
which is habitually insensible
to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.
It has seemed to me fit and proper
that they should be solemnly,
reverently and gratefully acknowledged
as with one heart and voice
by the whole American people.

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens
in every part of the United States,
and also those who are at sea
and those who are sojourning in foreign lands,
to set apart and observe
the last Thursday of November next,
as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise
to our beneficent Father
who dwelleth in the Heavens.

And I recommend to them that
while offering up the ascriptions
justly due to Him for such singular deliverances
and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence
for our national perverseness and disobedience,
commend to his tender care all those
who have become widows, orphans, mourners
or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife
in which we are unavoidably engaged,

and fervently implore
the interposition of the Almighty Hand
to heal the wounds of the nation
and to restore it as soon as may be consistent
with the Divine purpose
to the full enjoyment of peace,
harmony, tranquillity and Union."

Quoted from
"A Declaration of Thanksgiving"
Abraham Lincoln's Manifesto of Gratitude
October 3, 1863

Photographed in 2009 in the fields and meadows of
Lake Neusiedl-Seewinkel National Park
All Photographs © by Merisi

Lake Neusiedl is located
less than an hour's drive south of Vienna

Thursday 7 March 2019

Heralding Spring
Playing All the Right Notes

In Anticipation of Spring
The birds are singing, the air is balmy,
the wind's pushing the clouds off an ever bluer sky

Image and Text © by Merisi

Tuesday 5 March 2019

May I tempt you?
Faschingskrapfen at Patisserie Demel

Viennese Carnival Donuts
K. u. K Hofzuckerbäcker
Royal and Imperial Pâtisserie Demel

Photographed 11 February 2012
Image © by Merisi

Monday 4 March 2019

Gnomes love Puppenkrapfen
Would you like some too?

Homemade Puppenkrapfen
For all of you,
near and far!

don't eat the gnome!

Image © Merisi
First published 1 February 2008

Sunday 3 March 2019

In the Gloaming
Egon Schiele Lived Upstairs

Egon Schiele Lived Upstairs
Details of the façade of the building
where the artist Egon Schiele lived
Hietzinger Hauptstraße
13th District (Hietzing)

Image and Text © by Merisi

Saturday 2 March 2019

Saturday Morning Farmers Market at Yppenplatz
Buying Daffodils for a Favourite Niece

Buying Daffodils for a Favourite Niece
Saturday Morning Farmers Market
Yppen Square, 16th District (Ottokring)
Image and Text © by Merisi

Friday 1 March 2019

Otto Wagner Court Pavilion
1899 Art Nouveau City Railway Station

Court Pavilion Hietzing
Built by Art Nouveau architect Otto Wagner in 1899
for Emperor Franz Joseph and his family
U4 Metro Station, 13th District (Hietzing)
Photographed the morning of 1 March 2019
Image © Merisi Vienna

After a rather lengthy absence from blogging,
I am trying to get back to posting daily, starting today.
A big incentive was the March theme day - "Green" - over at CITY DAILY PHOTO.
Thank you, CDP, for graciously keeping me on their blog roll.
I encourage you to follow the link below, to "Green" images from all over the globe:
-> CDP March Theme Day