I know a place
Where Summer strives
I know a place where Summer strives
With such a practised Frost --
She -- each year -- leads her Daisies back --
Recording briefly -- "Lost" --
But when the South Wind stirs the Pools
And struggles in the lanes --
Her Heart misgives Her, for Her Vow --
And she pours soft Refrains
Into the lap of Adamant --
And spices -- and the Dew --
That stiffens quietly to Quartz --
Upon her Amber Shoe --
"I know a place where summer strives"
Poem by Emily Dickinson
Photographed in the late afternoon
of today's splendid summer day
at the arcades of Reichsrats-Strasse #7,
and in Vienna's Volksgarten.
A bird came down the walk:ReplyDelete
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angle-worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.
Do enjoy your splendid summer among those delightful roses.
Is that last rose 'Peace'?ReplyDelete
I love the first photo.
Diese Ente inmitten der Blätter - wunderschön!ReplyDelete
Lovely stuff - the roses (as always. I now asssociate you with rose photos) and the lily pads! Love the one with the lily pads and the duck.ReplyDelete
I like the way you have caught that female mallard's speculum - the iridescent patch on the open wing.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Celine,
for your good wishes,
and for those delightful rhymes by Emily Dickinson. I love her wonderful sense of humour. ;-)
Unfortunately I did not record the name of that rose. I will try to do so the next time when I walk by there!
It was the first photo that gave me the inspiration for the theme of today's post. ;-)
Hast du das Bild vergrößert (ich habe die Möglichkeit offen gelassen)?
This was the first opportunity to see the Rose Garden again, after it was closed off for several weeks during the Euro 2008. It felt like visiting an old friend. ;-)
Mallards and lily pads are some of my favorite subjects.
I love how the speculum reflects the same shade of blue as the water.
I love the poem by Emily Dickinson and your photos are just beautiful...a lovely time of year when "mother nature" is showing off :)ReplyDelete
The lily pond is a delight!ReplyDelete
I love the draping effect in these photos.ReplyDelete
A most enjoyable afternoon stroll!ReplyDelete
That duck looks nice and plump, and I guess the baby will be ready for the table by Christmas. Do you also eat them with orange sauce in Austria?ReplyDelete
I can almost touch the petals of the rose and feel the dewdrops..lovely words and lovelier picturesReplyDelete
Thank you! :-)Emily's a pleasure all through the year, isn't she?
Yes, thank you! :-)
Your comment reveals a keen observer! Thank you. ;-)
All day had I longed for that stroll! ;-)
Thank you! :-)
Lovely roses as always! Thanks for a delightful stroll through the park today.ReplyDelete
Merisi - you inspire me to run outside with my camera!ReplyDelete