Sunday, 16 August 2009

Today's flowers - Flowers and butterflies
















On August 4, 2009 my friend Brigitte and I made a trip to a very flat hill called "Hundsheimer Kogel", situated about 50 km east of Vienna, overlooking the large wetlands of the Danube, and within walking distance of our neighbouring country Slovakia.


This unspectacular hill is remarkable for its warm and dry climate which is very similar to that of the grass covered plains of Eastern and South Eastern Europe, and of its specific flora.

That's what the butterflies love!


All pictures taken at Hundsheimer Kogel

25 comments:

mimi said...

i love your field of flowers, love its colors, pretty indeed.

♥aurinkoinen♥ said...

BEAUTIFUL FLOWER!
and have a nice day♥

Leora said...

So much beauty! Love the butterflies, but then the open fields and rolling hills are wonderful, too. Reminds me of the Sound of Music.

Gunilla said...

Beautiful flowers and nice photos of the butterflies.
Have a nice day.

Gunilla in Sweden

April said...

What a lovely place! Beautiful butterflies and flowers!

mountain.mama said...

You got some really great butterfly shots! It was nice to see a bigger view of where they were as well.

Janie said...

Creative to have a beetle marking the map!
Beautiful flowers and great butterfly captures! You definitely found a place the butterflies love.

Marju said...

Oh, how beautiful photos!

Carver said...

This was a wonderful post. I enjoyed all the flowers and landscape shots so much. Gorgeous!

Luiz Ramos said...

Great Nature and beautiful shots.
Thanks for share all that beauty.
Wish you good Summer!

i beati said...

loving that sweet succulent in the rocks and the delicate cacaphony blooming sandy

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite shots of gorgeous flowers! Lovely colors and the butterflies add the perfect touch!

Great post and photos as always, Maria!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Titania said...

A beautiful view. A wonderful alpine flower meadow with all the colourful butterflies is spectacular. The warm scent of it all must have been so comforting.

Denise said...

Hi Maria, thank you for sharing such a magnificent series of photos. Many of those butterflies I had never seen before and I enjoyed discovering something new. The flowers were also very beautiful. Have a great week :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Maria: Beautiful captures of the butterflies and flowers.

Ebie said...

The flowers are so sweet and beautiful, and the butterflies love them too! Thanks for the visit!

Napaboaniya APAD said...

I love all your captures! Each has got it's own beauty and uniqueness to it :)

Regina said...

Beautiful and amazing!

totomai said...

loved the bokeh on the 3rd photo

Lady Di Tn said...

Those butterfies are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this hill side with us. Peace

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Maria,
Wonderful post with many views and gardens!
Your support is very important!
Thanks for posting for TODAY'S FLOWERS!
Luiz

Mia N said...

Hi Maria,
This week many butterflys and bees, you too.
It's not so easy to get butterfly because they are moving all the time. You have lot of passiency....
Have a nice week.

Tricia said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful flutterbies & flowers! I love them all!

Bim said...

The flowers are sweet - and: what a great selection of stunning butterfly macros!!

Barbara said...

Wow you got some awesome captures very peaceful set of pictures. Have a great week. Barbara