On my head
Yes, the raindrops
kept falling on my
but the beauty of this garden
was not marred by them.
Beyond the pond and the trees,
behind the retaining wall,
lies yet another of the hidden beauties
of the Belvedere neighborhood:
The Alpine Garden of
the Upper Belvedere.
The Botanical Gardens of the
University of Vienna
Located next to the
Gardens of the Belvedere
in the early evening hours
of Sunday, March 29, 2009
The Botanical Gardens
of the University of Vienna
have three entrances:
The easiest to find is the one
through the Alpine Garden
of the Upper Belvedere.
That's the entrance I found
on an early Sunday morning last May:
I was photographing in the Alpine Garden,
when I heard singing from the garden below
and followed the voices.
Click on this flower
for images of that
sunny day in May 2008, taken during the
"Feast of Corpus Christi Procession"
in the Botanical Gardens.
- when clicked upon -
will lead to more pictures
and also links to the
website of the University
for more information
about the Botanical Gardens.
Merisi, if I may say so, it seems to me that you have a very special talent to bring such life to your pictures on a day which is evidently wet and gloomy. The daffodils are simply gorgeous. It appears that you have found spring in Vienna after all :-)ReplyDelete
That second picture is wonderful!ReplyDelete
Simply beautiful post!!!ReplyDelete
I love spring rain and your have captured it just perfectly with dripping catkins and splashing raindrops in the pond. I almost feel as tf I were there.
Bring a garden nut and also nutty on the Alps, I would dearly like to investigate the Alpine garden as well as spend a few days/weeks in the Botanical Gardens.
The first pic is a kind of perfection!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful post--each image is breathtaking. I did see your iris--how stunning. And those peonies and the procession in some of the photos were amazing. I didn't realize the greens you had in those other photos were actually verdigris! I wasn't aware the rooftops were copper. Interesting! I've always loved that verdigris color, but didn't realize they were really copper. Thanks for the education.ReplyDelete
Perhaps because of being raised by farmers I almost always find rain a welcome and pleasant thing. Floods now, that's a different matter.ReplyDelete
That first photo is extra special!ReplyDelete
Very lovely photographs, Merisi. I've enjoyed them so much!ReplyDelete
Lovely photos! Interesting ones of the Palace and surrounds in previous post.ReplyDelete
It is also raining in Provence , now ... SOReplyDelete
Thank you all so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate them immensely.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous. It's still too cold here for flowers. These pictures make me feel hopeful.ReplyDelete
Just stunning, Merisi!! I love alpine gardens. We have a beautiful one in Vail - my former home. But these are just gorgeous, and the light is so unique. Colorado light is just bright blue and gold - there isn't a lot of moodiness to it.ReplyDelete
Your photography astounds me Merisi! I love your blog - love coming and catching up with you. Thank you ;-)ReplyDelete