are blooming again!
at the fence between
Heldenplatz and Volksgarten
unable to contain themselves,
reaching through the iron fence.
seeking shade -
or are they bathing
in the heady fragrance emanating
from the lilac blossoms?
An Ode to Spring
"Life-glowing season ! odour-breathing Spring!
Deck'd in cerulean splendours !–vivid,–warm,
Shedding soft lustre on the rosy hours,
And calling forth their beauties! balmy Spring!"
Mary Darby Robinson
Photographed by Merisi
Wednesday, April 16, 2009
"Under the Lilacs"
"Under the Lilacs"
is the title of a work
by Louisa May Alcott
The poem "An Ode to Spring,"
by Mary Darby Robinson,
can be read in its entirety
at the digital library of the
University of Pennsylvania.
Click on the fountain image
to reach the page.
all the other images
are clickable too, more spring!
One of my favorite scents - how I miss them! Thank you for your lovely blog that takes me to Vienna for a few minutes every day.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Catherine! :-)ReplyDelete
Such serendipity, that you live in my old hometown.
check out Catherine's blog,
she's a wonderful artist!
Our lilacs are just starting up here as well--I love more than anything going past them and smelling their fabulous scent. We have one at the bottom of the steps off our backyard deck, and one in the front just at our front steps. Heaven. Your photos are beautiful, and I love that fountain! Now I must go and see Catherine's work. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Oh, don't you wish they would last twice as long? We wait all year for that heavenly scent! Your lovely post reminded me of one I put up last April...lilac time is special but short, so my thanks for the beautiful reminder to enjoy them before they are gone.ReplyDelete
The lilacs are clearly trying to escape!ReplyDelete
the fountain picture is simply amazingReplyDelete
you should sell your prints
I know I would buy some
Beautiful collection of photos, I adore lilacs and can't wait until they start blooming around here:)ReplyDelete
You are so far ahead of us.ReplyDelete
Lovely to get a little glimpse of REAL spring.
Great title, great photos.ReplyDelete
It will be a week or two before we will sense the scent of the Flieder in England.ReplyDelete
Great pictures, you can even bring charm to a fence!
I can drink these lilacs.ReplyDelete
Ah i miss lilacs, I'm pretty sure the deer would eat them.ReplyDelete
Thank you for teh photos.
My goodness, I love these photos. I swear I can smell those flowers from here. You amaze me. Love the bathing bird, below, too!ReplyDelete
That first photo is especially stunning.ReplyDelete
It's great to see Spring arfiving on your side of the world.
true spring images, so calm and relaxing!ReplyDelete
Vom Flieder berauscht...ja der Fruehling, der Fruehling, der Fruehling ist da, geh'ma Tauben vergiften im Park....ReplyDelete