Tuesday 30 November 2010

If on a Winter's Morning
a Traveler looks up

Looking Up
around 8:30 this morning

on my way
to the metro station

Thank heaven
I had left early,
I would have been late,
Too much
to see
my path ....


Images and Text
Copyright by Merisi


  1. Das Wetter ist ein Traum und deine Fotos geben das wieder!

  2. Wonderful sky, I too love looking up~

  3. And in the third picture the bird too is looking over his winter world...

  4. Blue skies...
    Nuttin' but blue skies do I see...

  5. You have such a good eye, Merisi, whether it's trained on the skies or the ground--always something of interest! Magnificent skies!

  6. Merisi, I agree with you about allowing time along the way, any way, any day.


  7. Thank you for leaving early and taking time to share your world with us! Such beautiful skies!

  8. Gorgeous sky--and I love that book of Calvino's! Thank you.

  9. Danke, Svet! :-)

    Charles Gramlich :-)

    Mary Howell Cromer,
    I love what you are seeing!

    Margaret Benbow,
    it seems as if each of Vienna's trees hosts a bird guardian!

    Paris Breakfast,
    good thing I also took a long walk at lunchtime, this morning it is snowing, again.

  10. Amber,
    it was so cold I was still feeling it, hours after my walk.
    My dog started shivering the moment I carried him out the door this morning.

    A Brush with Color,
    Sue, at times I think I am suffering from some form of obsession, it can be quite inconvenient not being able to let things be, without capturing them. ;-)

    I remember Ann Landers, something about the journey being the one to enjoy (a Bob Hastings quote comparing life to a train ride, or such).

    Vicki Lane,
    you are welcome!
    It is wonderful to know that besides myself there will be people like you who enjoy what I do.

    I lost that book (somehow, five years after the "big move", I still discover the one or other of beloved books missing on my shelves - somehow, mysteriously, always dearly beloved ones). On my next trip to Italy, I shall buy a new copy (for you readers, the book we are talking about is Italo Calvino's "Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore", "If on a Winter's Night a Traveler").

  11. A beautiful Rook in the bottom picture!

  12. Maalie,
    thank you,
    I had been wondering which one it was. We have way too many birds here, I never know whether it's a rook or a raven or whatever. ;-)

    Btw. how can you identify a bird from so far away?

  13. Merisi, it has the right 'shape' for a rook. I think that even at that range it would be possible to discern the two-tone of a Hooded Crow.


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