Sunday 7 June 2009

Golden Hour at the Rose Garden

The cricket sang,
And set the sun,

And workmen finished, one by one,
Their seam the day upon.

The low grass loaded with the dew,
The twilight stood as strangers do

With hat in hand, polite and new,
To stay as if, or go.

A vastness, as a neighbor, came, --
A wisdom without face or name,

A peace, as hemispheres at home, --
And so the night became.

By Emily Dickinson

Anton Dominik von Fernkorn's
Volksgarten fountain in the
Rose Garden with its roses
Photographed by Merisi
On the evening of June 5, 2009

Clicking on the images
will take you on a tour
of Vienna's Rose Garden.


  1. My all-time favorite poet joins with my favorite photographer...the result? Breathtaking beauty! Nothing more to say! This is my favorite of all! ~Janine XO

  2. One of your best posts ever. The golden light has me transfixed . . . and those red roses . . . oh my.

  3. Anonymous07 June, 2009

    I wish my dad had enough eyesight to view these roses. He loved his roses and he would sure appreciate these.

  4. Just perfect! I especially like the way you shot some of the roses - backlit ... unusual and very creative and it brought out the colors in a special way!


  5. Gorgeous fountain pictures!

  6. These photos are extraordinary! Very beautiful!!! ~Lori

  7. again its the light that enlivens the scene..

  8. I like so much your pics!!

  9. Astounding posts of the fountain with the water sprouting. It's like I can reach out and feel the water.

  10. That sweet Miss Emily, how I adore her...and these flowers are breath takingly beautiful. Picture 5 is my absolute favorite...

  11. Now- this is a very cool post!!!

  12. Anonymous08 June, 2009

    The genius of the poet, brought to life by your stunning photography.

  13. Is there another city in the world filled with more beauty than Vienna? I really don't think so!

  14. Emily Dickinson's poetry compliments your photos so well! I just love this photo of a couple sitting on the bench! I wish I could have it framed and hung it on the wall :-)

  15. i am admiring of your photos always très beautiful anf full of poésie.
    I often come to visit your blog

  16. Exquisite photos! (especially love that 4th one!). My friends in Germany have been sending me photos of the roses blooming right now in their gardens. Such a lovely time of year.

  17. A superb post! I love the way you have captured the water drops in the fountain :-)

  18. Hi Merisi!

    You have been given the Honest Scrap Award by myself at The Villages Daily Photo...This is a prestigious award that you greatly deserve.

    You may pick up the award at:

    Have a great day!

  19. Ah, Merisi...I've got so many things going on, I got confused...

    You need to pick up the Honest Scrap Award at Creative Confections! Sorry about that!

  20. My Cupcake Princess not only loves roses but is a big fan of Emily Dickenson.......I will be sharing this with her when I get home from work today. Merisi, these pictures are magical. The first one took my breath away. I know I say it all the time, but you have a wonderful eye through your camera!!!!

    Happy Monday~

  21. So happy to see the Viennese roses in bloom again. When you are walking through the gardens is the air fragrant with roses?

  22. Oh the fountain shots are superb!

  23. The words and pictures match perfectly. You've created another "graphic poem."

  24. so poetic Merisi ! your pics once again are so inspiring...beautiful golden hour indeed...

  25. I love how the people in the last photo are enJOYing a beautiful day!


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