Sunday, 11 July 2010

Today's flowers - Pink roses on the lakefront

Here are some pictures from my stay in Carinthia,
the southernmost Austrian state,
neighbouring Italy!

These lovely roses grow in Pörtschach am Wörthersee.

The average amount of sunshine hours in Carinthia is the highest in Austria.
Even exotic plants are grown in this region.

And the water quality of Carinthia's lakes is very high.
Some Austrian politicians even drank a glass of lake water for advertising purposes ;)

After all that sun, a cool green place in the shade would be fine!

Or let's take a swim with the ducks?

And afterwards, we join the sun-seekers on the lakefront!

Enjoy flowers from all around the world!


Lara Neusiedler said...

superb! Carinthia is a wonderful place!

Deb said... the duck...

Regina said...

Wow such lovely scenes.
Happy new week.

Maboe / M and D, Norway said...

Beautiful! thanks for your comment!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos, love the roses and the pretty scenery!

Average Girl said...

I love your photos. I think your first photographs, should be framed, it is just that spectacular with the colour of the water and the colour of the roses. Breathtaking!

Small City Scenes said...

Hi Maria, good to hear from you.
Yes I would like to take a swim in that beautiful lake. The roses are gorgeous. MB

EG Wow said...

The flowers are lovely but the duck looks g=quite comical! :)

Lady Di Tn said...

A beautiful place to visit. The first photo with the half rose frame is so creative of you. Peace

lazyclick said...

Beautiful shots. Very lovely blooms.

Denise said...

How lovely Maria, a very beautiful selection of photos and I do love that first one especially, framed with all the pretty roses. Then the comical little duck, he's lovely. All your photos are so very nice, thank you.
An English Girl Rambles

Maria said...

Hi Maria!
Your first photo is gorgeous!
What a beautifully composed picture!
A rose archway... so pretty!

The waters do seem so very clean... it's beautiful when you can see to the bottom!

Enjoy your summer, Maria!
Best wishes for lots of family fun and togetherness ~ Maria

Marina said...

Awesome photos! They're like cards of an exotic island! I hope you're having a great time!

ayamlin said...

Hi Marina!
is it a so beautiful town, or what!
i'm so jealous of you!
I wish I was Austrian!!!
by the way is your blood type Otype?

Johnny Nutcase said...

beautiful water! I love that first shot, framed so nicely -great stuff!

ayamlin said...

Hi Maria!
New Danube would be city's name?
there is a good beach in New Danube?
I'm jealous of you! you can go swimming every evening?
you can enjoy going hiking also swimming near your house?
wow! I can't do them around my house.
Vienna is a great city.
I wish I lived there!!
If there was a branch of my company in Vienna, I could work there!

Anonymous said...

so beautiful....i just said to someone last night from Zurich, I miss the lake so's always so pretty around your area during summer.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful captured, especially the 1st shot w/ the flowers as a frame! Very nice!