Wednesday 22 April 2009

Wisteria Window

By Philip Levine

"The first purple wisteria
I recall from boyhood hung
on a wire outside the windows
of the breakfast room next door
at the home of Steve Pisaris
." *

Wisteria Window
Photographed by Merisi
on Tuesday, April 21, 2009,
around noon at
The Botanical Garden of the
University of Vienna
Adjacent to Belvedere Gardens
Rennweg 14
3rd District


Click on the first picture
to read Philip Levine's "Wisteria" poem
in its entirety.

All the other pictures
will lead to more wisteria images
when clicked upon.


  1. I had no idea that Wisteria grew in Austria! I had always completely associated it with the American South. You can see it growing on the verandas of many a home in the deep South.

    These photos are lovely, Merisi.

  2. YIKES! Is it summer there already?
    You are soooooo advanced!

  3. this is an expensive garden purchase where i live. the first year in my home it bloomed in spring and I was delighted as it has always been a favored flowering vine of mine. We see it in spring time.

  4. Wisteria are some of my favorites! Fabulous photos!

  5. Love wisteria, since they are in my backyard! As always your photos are prolific and beautiful.

    Also the posts with all the "pinks" - the only pink I like is pink with bluish tones in it, like you have in your pics.

    Left you a not on your comment about Kinkade:)

  6. A very beautiful, so well tended Wisteria. I love the perfume.

  7. WOW! I definitely must visit that place! :)))
    Great pics!!

  8. I don't think there's anything more beautiful than wisteria -- especially in these photos. I could live like that!

  9. Your photos are poems in themselves.
    There is something so evocative about wisteria.
    Even the name.
    there is a wisteria within walking distance of here that people make pilgrimages too from all over the city.
    That elusive smell.
    Childhood evenings lying in bed drinking it in.....

  10. Merisi, I will try to remember to post a worthy wisteria photo when the blooms arrive in Central Park. I know that they will be second runs to those of your Viennese botanical garden.


  11. I can't get enough of those wisteria photos. Each one is lovely. My favorite in person viewing of them was in Venice. The blooms were draping over a wall and reflecting off of the water. Spring has sprung in Austria. It's evident that you are uplifted and inspired by the color.

  12. How beautiful. I have seen wisteria in the Southern US in the treetops, but never up close like this. Thanks for helping me make a proper introduction!

  13. Thank you all so much for your kind comments and encouragement! I had fun visiting your blogs in turn.

    Wishing you a happy day,

  14. Add me to the admirers of wisteria (and your blog too!). I love how in a months time spring has just taken off in your photos.

  15. What dreamy photos. Wisteria has such a dreamy, feminine quality to it. I bet the Botanical Garden smelled wonderful! If only there was a scratch and sniff element to blogs :D

  16. Oh, such beauty! What is it about wisteria? The graceful hanging blossoms (are they blossoms or flowers?), the beautiful color combination of lilac/purple and green...I don't know exactly. But I do love it and these photos are the best I've seen in a long time of wisteria. You captured them perfectly.

  17. I'm so happy you gave us a glimpse of Wisteria. It has been here and gone already and I missed it completely! Thanks.

  18. Thank you all for your kind comments, I appreciate them very much! See you at your blog home. :-)

  19. Just found your blog. Lovely! The Wisteria is breathtaking!


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