Wednesday 10 October 2007

Grapes and the City

Pink Cloud
Early Morning Walk in the Vineyards

Salmannsdorfer Höhe
October 10, 2007

Morning Mist
and clouds
on the brink of being
dissolved by the October sun.

View of the City
(19th District, "Döbling")

Forgotten Blue Grapes
and the city beyond.

"And the Cherubic host
in thousand choirs

Touch their immortal Harps
of golden wires
" *

and sing
in endless morn of light

*) John Milton, "At a Solemn Music"

For more walks in Vienna's vineyards,
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  1. You have done an early morning walk today and I have done a late afternoon stroll!
    I love the photo of the tendril - the little woody tendril and the new green one.
    I've just planted a brand new grape vine(ornamental). My last one died last year of a fungal disease - it was very sad - it was such a beautiful plant and gave us such fantastic shade on the front verandah in the heat of summer.

  2. These photos are gorgeous! I especially like the hanging grape ones.

  3. Oh my. Those grape pictures are looking mighty fine! I can just imagine how good the wine would taste...

  4. As I am sitting here I am watching the first snow falling outside my studio window. It will not last though.....

    I have been working in the garden all morning, but there is still so much to do.

  5. Fab pictures!! really evocative of the season!

  6. Mellow lovliness for the season. I like the close ups, especially of the tentrils. Great colours. Thanks for the tours :-)

  7. Not sour grapes, I presume?

  8. freefalling:
    I hope your new vine reaches great hights this summer! :-)

    Thank you! :-)
    There were only a few grapes left or forgotten on the vines. Harvesting has ended over a month ago.

    My Melange:
    I must say I haven't had any bad wine since I arrived here two years ago, mostly very very good one. Grüner Veltliner and Zweigelt are my favorites.

    Snow already? Unbelievable!
    Keep yourself cozy and warm. :-)

    Thank you!
    I love visiting the vineyards any time of the year, but fall is my favorite season there.

    You are welcome!
    I put another tendrils shot on the Strawberry Fields blog. :-)

    I stole one single blue berry, and I can assure you it was very sweet. :-)

  9. Grape vines are one of the most interestingly beautiful plants around, I believe. So many undulating organic shapes, and now colors too! as it approaches fall.

  10. Beautiful vineyard - I think the sight made you drunk...and sheer poetry flowed.... :-))

    loved those curly cues tendrils...and grapes and city in background.
    tk care ~

    ps - It was good to roam and drink in all sight...*hick*....


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