Sunday 4 October 2009

The Changing Light of Fall Falling On Us

Laden With Fruit

Weighing the Good Life
Demel Royal and Imperial Confectioners

Fall Fashion
Shop Window

At the Peal of the Bell
Vespri Viennesi

"And every year there is a brief, startling moment
When we pause in the middle of a long walk home and
Suddenly feel something invisible and weightless
Touching our shoulders, sweeping down from the air:
It is the autumn wind pressing against our bodies;
It is the changing light of fall falling on us

Quoted from the poem
"Fall" by Edward Hirsch


Images photographed by Merisi
in the late afternoon
3 October 2009


  1. That first shot is gorgeous -- would make a good book cover, I think!

  2. O Vicki,
    that would be wonderful,
    a photo of mine, on a book cover!
    I never thought of that possibility before. ;-)

  3. Oh my gosh, the first picture is so cool! You must enter it somewhere!

  4. Wonderful shots, all. I especially like the first and the one with the Coke bottle.

    I was (alas, very briefly) in Vienna long ago, in 1971. I wish I'd had more time to experience it.

    Now that I've found your blog, perhaps I finally shall. :)

  5. the pictures and words have dressed autumn into something truly fantastic!

  6. I love fall and these are such beautiful photographs of the changing light.

  7. First shot IS gorgeous, but i love Deserted...

  8. The 1st image is gorgeous :)
    Thanks for visiting this weekend :)
    Your kind words made me smile.

  9. For some reason the pictures won't load and I have waited quite a while.
    However, I do love the quote.

    Will try to come back later.

  10. Dear Merisi,
    What beautiful photos to match the quote about "Fall" by Edward Hirsch!
    The first photo is especially enchanting!!

    Thank you for your kind comment today. It means much.

    Have you and Erla met yet?

  11. Merise, your beautiful photos never cease to amaze me!

    Thanks for your nice comment about Leaves of Grass. I am so glad I met you!

    I also love those houses and walls covered by ivy.

    Have a lovely week ahead!

  12. I find it very interesting to read that poem as I say every year that I can actually feel the arrival and presence of Autumn. Everything changes in the air, the weight, the sound etc.

  13. Autumn came here last week, and yes Barbara, I felt it–– actually it was like an embrace.
    Merisi, your photos–– rich and always a pleasure--luv the coke bottle; and the head dress.

  14. Fall confections...yum! I particularly love the light coming through the glasses in that last shot. You have such a wonderful eye.

  15. Wonderful!! Love the quote!! enJOY your day!!

  16. Your photos are always a treat. I love the deserted coke bottle.. it speaks of days gone by.. at least around here. Always beautiful. Thanks for that.

  17. this is my favourite time of the blogging year :) I love seeing all the Fall photos :)

  18. You are such a talented photographer. I really like the empty coke bottle. You have quite an eye.

  19. Delightful post. I have such a desire to be soaked in the beauty of the Fall..

  20. Extraordinary light on the last pic, I would like to paint such a strrange athmosphere!

  21. The shop is fantastic too, a jump between years, the solanity of the black marble, what a town, once more, hu hu!(...and photographer,I must say)

  22. I was in Kohlmarkt last week, was in Demel twice having a melange and an apple strudel. Lovely.

  23. Congrats on Hilary's Post of the Week mention. I remember how stunned I was by the beauty of the first photo in particular when I first saw this post. I was delighted to see your post noted at Hilary's. Merisi, you do have a way with words and a camera :)!

  24. Your photos are so beautiful. Crystal clear.
    Congratulations on being mentioned in Hilary's POTW

    Nuts in May

  25. I am sorry I missed this on Sunday. And I fall in with the majority, that first photo is truly art, and I loved the empty table. So eloquent. Congratulations on your very well-deserved POTW!

  26. A bottle of Coke never looked so good...bellisimo

  27. Oh my goodness Merisi, if only i could paint in words what you capture with your camera. A true artist. And I would have missed it without Hilary's POTW.


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