Thursday 4 October 2012

Saint Francis's Sister Bird
Viennese Moments

"It is said that, one day, while Francis
was travelling with some companions,

they happened upon a place in the road
where birds filled the trees on either side.

Francis told his companions to 'wait for me
while I go to preach to my sisters the birds.'

The birds surrounded him,
intrigued by the power of his voice,
and not one of them flew away."

Today is Saint Francis's Feast Day -
The little Blue Tit landed on the chair
next to me during lunch in the Lainzer Tiergarten
in Vienna's 13th District

Photographed at Lainzer Tiergarten
and Restaurant at Empress Elisabeth's Hermes Villa
Lainz Game Reserve
13th District

Quote from Wikipedia
Images © by Merisi

-> Francis of Assisi @ Wikipedia
-> Lainzer Tiergarten (Lainz Game Reserve)
-> Vienna in Autumn


  1. Good morning, Merisi vel Francesca :-).
    In Vienna even birds are elegant and colour coordinated with their surroundings.

  2. Hahahaha
    Wonderful story
    wonderful shots
    are you on first-name basis with this bird?
    seems very accomodating..
    I love seeing that the birdie got his/her reward for a good shoot

  3. What a handsome and friendly bird! Did you preach a bit to him?

  4. Hard to believe those cute little things were once dinosaurs! :)

  5. Oh, a wonderful story indeed, Merisi! Such a beautiful little bird and the two of you obviously got along well and enjoyed breakfast together!! Wonderful captures! Hope your week is going well!

  6. GAH! Cuteness overload!!!! What an absolutlely gorgeous little creature! (Sorry for all the exclamation points, but can you really blame me? I'm an American, so what did you expect.) 8-)

  7. Incredible.
    Who has even SEEN such a bird as this?
    Much less, had lunch with it.

  8. How lovely !!!
    You did a good job there !

  9. Ho how ADORABLE this sweet little friend is glad I did not totally miss this post;')~

  10. Marvelous! Lucky you to have such an experience and lucky bird to have such a breakfast.


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