Sunday, 27 September 2009

Autumn roses

The pink colours of the roses are slowly shading off.

But they are still beautiful!

And the Autumn colours and spider webs are taking over!

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Saturday, 26 September 2009

Autumn crocus and a nice view over Vienna

Last Sunday we took a walk in the outskirts of Vienna.
The meadows of Schwarzenberpark were full of autumn crocus!

We walked on towards the soft hills of the Vienna Woods.

From time to time the woods opened and we stepped out on the steep meadows.

People were squatting in the grass, enjoying the sun and flying their kites.

The autumn air was quite clear, we could see St. Stephen's Cathedral in the distance!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Today's flowers - Autumn Sunflower

Autumn has come to my part of the world,
and it paints the world golden.

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Saturday, 19 September 2009

A Sunday trip to the pine woods of Bad Vöslau

Dear friends, I caught the flu last week, but now I'm back!
This is a report from our last trip through the woods near Vienna!

Bad Vöslau is a small town 25 miles south of Vienna.
It is situated on the slopes of the Vienna Woods and it is famous for its hot springs and its red wines.
And also for its lovely old architecture from around 1900.

But last Sunday we came to Bad Vöslau to take a stroll through the large pine wood forests around.

Before we entered the forest, we enjoyed the view over the wineyards.
Here the red wine was cultivated on a large scale as early as 1770.

The sun casted lovely shadows on the grey trees, and the leaves on the ground were sweet with autumn.

We followed a path called "E2".
E2? Later on we found out that "E2" means
Esoteric path no. 2

E2 turned out to be a truly romantic and solitary path
(which did NOT lead to Vöslauerhütte but near it)

but on its way we came across some old limestone pits,

and even some heaps of mighty granite rocks called "Hexenstein", Witchrocks.
E2 - Esoteric! *LOL*

I climed up on top of Witchrock,
and the dog was frustrated because it was too steep for her to follow.

The wood was full of Cornelian Cherries,

and it was the first time in my life that I found them really sweet and overripe!

Cornelian Cherries, "Dirndln", are widespread in Lower Austria, they are used for making jam, and also for the delicious and rare Dirndlschnaps!

Autumn had also painted the fruits of the barberries red,
and made the flowers special.

A look up in the sky showed a different world:

the beautiful ornaments of the dark pine trees against the bright magic sky.

Our dog enjoyed the hike,

and when the forest suddenly changed from pines to beeches and oaks,
(which is not unusual in this region)
we were not surprised to find plenty of the wild growing Cyclamen persicum, Alpenveilchen.

Link to Google Maps Bad Vöslau.

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Tuesday, 1 September 2009

More Vienna pictures coming soon...

The "Old" Danube
Schloss Belvedere
The photographer;)
Back at the Danube again...
More Vienna photos coming soon :9