Monday 4 January 2010

Frühlingsahnen: A Light That Sings Of Spring

Café Prückel
early this morning,
where "I heard a thousand
blended notes ..."


"I heard a thousand blended notes" -
is the first line of William Wordsworth's poem
"Lines Written in Early Spring"
"A Light Exists In Spring" by Emily Dickinson
inspired the title of this post


© by Merisi 2010


  1. Somehow, I slipped into my fifth year of blogging.
    I am still here because of YOU!
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
    for keeping my here. I feel still a beginner, here in this beautiful city, but evermore in love with her.
    I am looking forward to get to know her a little better still, step by step, image by image.
    Thank you to all and everyone who make it possible.

  2. Absolutely stunning, Merisi! Haha, isn't it funny that we're all already hoping for spring?

    I think that's the beauty of trying to get at the heart of something - there is always something more to see and learn. :) Thank you for sharing all your findings, you perspectives - I'm loving every single post!

  3. I always enjoy your posts, even though I may comment only occasionally. They never fail to lift the spirits. Thank you.

  4. what a warm and sunny place to have coffee and pastry.
    i will be in southern italy and rome in february...somehow that got left out of my comment yesterday. one day, i will travel to vienna and, when i do, i will hopefully get to meet you ;)
    have a lovely afternoon and evening.


  5. @ Renate,
    imagine, I woke very early, before the sun climbed over the horizon, and all I saw was snow, snow, snow! It must have snowed quite a bit overnight. I decided to leave a little early for the city, in order to be able to exit the U4 at Stadtpark and walk to my destination. There were still traces of snow and it was bitterly cold, but the sun was shining from a bright blue sky, with those white clouds that only serve to reflect the light and play with occasional shadows. By the time I entered Prückel (and left almost immediately because the smoke in there was unbearable), the light was almost springlike, as captured in the photo. I realized that I had become tired of winter nights and longed for longer days and green peeking through the windows in the morning!

    @ Martin H.,
    thank you,
    I am grateful for your kind comment!

  6. @ The Good Life in Virginia,
    isn't it funny how I take these pictures where everyone thinks I was in coffee and pastries up to my ears, yet I went without and went even hungry until after two in the afternoon (not that I am in danger of looking like a waif any time soon *smile*).
    I love Rome, and the South of Italy especially,
    I wish you a wonderful journey there!

  7. This picture is so fresh, delicately green and golden...blossoming in the white heart of winter.

  8. Really nice Merisi. I know the feeling of the special glow of sunlight streaming in and how it makes me feel. thanks for the picture of hope towards Spring.

  9. Your blog is always a joy -- and oh! those tulips!

    What a beautiful sunny cafe -- but I couldn't stay either if there was smoke -- my one allergy.

    Congratulations on five years! I look forward to many, many more.

  10. Merisi, I just caught up on all the posts I have missed over the last week. What a banquet of colors and art.
    Your blog really makes my day.

  11. Spring in the air in Vienna? It's not fair, Great Britain is still in winter's icy grip!

    But take care, winter sometimes has a sting in its tail!

  12. We're deep in winter and snow here in my neck of the woods. Such a lovely, springy, atmospheric photo.

    Congrats on number five, Merisi!! And hope for many, many more.

  13. Merisi, I too visit more than I comment, but one can say beautiful only so many times before the response is "so what?". But why do I keep visiting for years... Silly, it's because looking through your eyes is...BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    Happy Fifth!

  14. Happy New Year Merisi!!
    I just took scroll down your blog.
    Thank you for sharing your insightful photography!
    What you see and how you see it always delights !
    What always surprises me is how everything seems so clean and orderly there!

    Wishing you a WONDERFUL New Year!!


  15. I just read your above comment. Congratulations!! You have reached year # 5!
    Thank you for YOU!
    Really happy we connected!

  16. How alluring...

    Concratulations also upon this anniversary.

  17. No, I am not yet ready for spring, but I'll try to remember those lines, and the feeling your photographs convey.
    Congratulations on 5 years of blogging!

  18. We were taken to Pruckel by our cpouchsurfing hosts two years ago and absolutely loved it. We miss Vienna so much...

  19. The BIG 05!
    Felicitations et bon anniversaire!
    Exquisite shot of morning/breakfast light if I may repeat what others have already said.
    I love your story of the drive in to town and running out because of the smoke in the cafe...
    Only you..

  20. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
    You have no idea how much it means to me, especially today: I am having a No Good, Very Bad Kinda Day.

  21. that sure is a cheery sight!

  22. You are right it looks like spring is almost here.
    Happy new year to you and your family, Merisi ! Hope we will meet this year


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