Not as widespread as in Provence, but we have lavender in Vienna as well. And sometimes I think it is impossible to take a picture of lavender at this time of year without a bee in the picture.
After the Storm
After the Storm
After about a month of dry weather, we had a storm. Not too bad, just heavy rain for an hour (other parts of Austria were harder hit). I like this flattened rose from our garden, especially with the striations behind.
Direct from our garden. My wife promised that she won't make me drink any of the oil from the seeds (nor any of the ricin from the pods either, thank goodness).
I'm assuming that the slimy trails are from slugs.
Dizzy with Color
Seen at a garden show in Lower Austria.
Just another Tulip
Just another tulip
You were all so kind with my tulip shot last Saturday that I thought that another shot would be good. This is a flower growing in the same patch of our garden as Saturday's tulip.
It's just pretty
Our tulips are out. Just a shot from our garden. I had my telephoto on, looking for butterflies, so you get a close-up.
Red Rose Bush
A climbing rose bush, back lit.
The closer I cropped this shot, the better I liked it. The autumn sun made the petals glow. I hope you like it too.
Autumn in the garden
Sunflowers and apples in a rural garden
High Perch in the Autumn Sun
Seen in one of Vienna's parks.
This is obviously not a 'forget me not', since I have forgotten where I took it. Based on the date, it could have been in the Trinity College gardens at Oxford, UK. The sun was just right.
The last days of a rose
2013-06-10 Just a rose from a climbing bush in our garden. After the rains, the sun was hitting it nicely, but it had lost some petals.
2013-05-22 Our formal roses haven't blossomed yet,but the wild roses are out. Here a spot of sunshine hit one along a path along the shore of the Danube. (I waited for the sun).
2013-05-16 Just seen growing wild along the banks of the Danube in Vienna. I hope you like the pp.
2013-05-12 And a Happy Mothers' Day to all who celebrate it. Instead of putting white paper behind (like yesterday's shot), I played with dof to get a shot that hid the fence and house beyond. My wife claims that she can see the wire fence here, but I can't. Have a blessed Sunday.
The last Tulip
2013-05-11 At least the last one in our garden. A white paper behind the flower cleared up the background.
Posting a bit late today - had to rush off to a "men's breakfast" early this morning. Many thanks for your comments on the caterpillar. Much appreciated.
2013-04-26 It is just so *nice* to see everything blooming and blossoming. This shot is from our garden. Peach, Pear, and Apple all at the same time.
Have a sunny day.
2013-04-25 A close-up from the same scene as yesterday's shot (and many thanks for the comments on that shot). Everything is blossoming. Three weeks ago we were shovelling snow, now the public swimming pools are opening up early. High temp predicted today 27C (80F)
2012-08-01 Poppy seeds are used in many Austrian pastries. My son (who is in the military) has to be careful not to eat any while he visits us on leave.
Thanks for the comments on yesterday's shot. Much appreciated.
At the Edge
2012-07-24 A summer flower attracts a small bee. Will it go further or look for an easier reward?
Seen in a small garden in Niedersulz, Lower Austria.
Still more roses
2012-06-09 Roses go so quickly from tight blossoms to full bloom to decay. This shot was taken in the rose garden of Schönbrunn Palace here in Vienna - a quiet corner with not many tourists and unaffected by the open air Philharmonic concert. (It was shot against a dull featureless sky that I lightened). For more roses from Schönbrunn, feel free to visit my "Flowers" gallery: http://www.jerrybarton.eu/Nature/Flowers
Rose Garden, Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna