Monday 12 May 2008

Mother's Day Lunch in Grinzing

Finding Tranquility
in a Sea of Green

A walk through the vineyards,
freshly cut meadows
and village greens -
to escape the beaten paths
and restore mind and body
in a quiet oasis.
19th District (Döbling)

Summer's near!
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  1. The grass in flower is Wall Barley Hordeum murinum, likely to be the wild ancestor of the barley we grow as a crop. Vienna seems to be a little more advanced than us, I wouldn't expect to see it flowering in England for another couple of weeks.

  2. Anonymous12 May, 2008

    Yes, the spring seems almost to have sprung.
    Hope you had a lovely day.

  3. green! you bet! its almost hurts the eyes! what a contrast in just a few weeks!

  4. Like the first picture with the clouds..could almost pass for a heart shape :)

  5. Do your kids yell at you..?
    OK never yell, but say,
    MA, put the camera down!
    I like ALL the pictures.

  6. Anonymous13 May, 2008

    Such beauty you share here Merisi.
    I remember a beautiful photo you took once in a boat. That is why I remember you are a mother.
    Wishing you a happy belated Mother's Day. My guess is that you are an excellent mother and daughter.
    Sending you a happy thought.

  7. Green tranquility...Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day ((HUGS))

  8. Maalie:
    Thank you! I had no idea that this could be wild barley around. Here summer has arrived, 24° at 3pm today.

    Sprung away, right into summer, is what it seems right now. ;-)

    I always thought that springs in the Subtropics were as green as they can get! Vienna's as green as can be, I'd say. ;-)

    M. Kate:
    "Lonely as a cloud," that's how Wordsworth put it, yet this particular cloud did not seem lonely at all, it looked so thouroughly content. ;-)

  9. Paris Breakfasts:
    Carol, they are well trained! :-)))
    They won't touch their food without making sure I had captured what I wanted to. Yesterday then was a special day, they treated me to the Natural History Museum because the knew I would go wild there with my camera during the attic and roof excursion (oopsie, gotta post some of those pictures! *g*)

    Merci beaucoup, Constance!
    I have four kids, sounds like nothing next to Maria Theresa's sixteen (and no Empire to rule! *g*)!
    You must remember the pictures of my father with my son, Time’s Inexorable Flow. Such sweet memories.

  10. @ TRACY:
    Thank you,
    I hope your mother's day was as lovely as mine! :-)

  11. I must say, Mother's Day in Vienna beat Mother's Day in Chicago, where it was cold and raining horizontally. My daughter settled on a nice little place in a MALL becaues the day was so nasty.

    Are those your children in the photos?

    I do love all the green, especially the little table half in and half out of the sun. That would be my choice! We are just "going green" here and it is the most marvelous miracle - I long for it through the snowy winters!

  12. Happy Mother's Day Merisi. This is such an oasis. I love that you can do near and far equally as beautifully. I loved coming upon the one little sprig of spring after the expanses. Just beautiful. :)
    ALl best, Jan

  13. Grisling looks like a lovely place to visit. One day perhaps I'll return to many places to go, so little time...

  14. Wow, what a lovely place to spend mother's day

  15. HALFMOM a.k.a. SUSAN:
    Spring brings a sigh of relief to all of us! Happy belated Mother's Day.

    Thank you! :-)

    Grinzing and all the vineyards at the fringes of the city offer a sense of country and village life. One can find so many quiet oasis there to this day.

    Yes, I felt blessed,
    surrounded by loved ones and in the middle of so much beauty.

  16. It is indeed sooo pretty! So refreshing to the eyes!

  17. your lunch stop looks very pretty.

    Thank you!

    It's one of my favorite places, one that makes me feel miles away from work and everyday chores. ;-)

  19. What a perfect find on a nostalgic evening on the Lower Eastside of New York, when memories travel back home to Vienna!
    I love the way your eye captures Viennese perspectives, some familiar, some surprizing. Great!


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