April 20, 2011

N is for Nature

You have to hand it to Mother Nature... when she is good, and I can't say she always is, she is, well, simply awesome. 

This week I'm lodging at my brother's home in charming countryside not far from Vienna, Austria. His house overlooks a hill with a large field of grass and late this afternoon, as the sun was starting its exit for the day, I grabbed my camera and went exploring. 

The big picture is wonderful, with softly rolling hills and flower trees in bloom. If country living suits you, it doesn't get much more pleasant than this.

Austria, 2011

But today I had my eyes focused mainly on the little stuff beneath my feet. I wish I had a macro lens for this, but I think you'll get the idea. All images can be enlarged.






And I wasn't the only one out there enjoying the sun and fresh air and wonders of nature.



This post joins the community at ABC Wednesday where the letter of the day is N

25 comments:

Scrappy Grams said...

delightful close-ups!

Dina said...

Your little things are pretty but that first view is like heaven.

H said...

Beautiful! I love the big picture. The landscape is lush and the sunlight on the grass and trees makes the colours so rich.

Halcyon said...

NAture is always a good subject for photography. You have some great shots here!

Wanda said...

Oh Mother Nature...she paints a great picture, and your camera caught everyone perfectly.

Carola said...

Wonderful photos and I like the way you write.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures, Francisca! What a gorgeous place! And there is nothing more beautiful that Mother Nature when she's at her best as she was here for you! Wonderful post for the N Day! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Leslie: said...

Stunning scenery and the closeups are incredible! Love the ladybug! :D

leslie
abcw team

Kay L. Davies said...

Nothing spells spring like ladybugs! Beautiful, Francisca, and I agree, the big picture is beautiful, too.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Emille said...

Yeah, macro is great:) And you certainly have an eye for the "little" stuff. You know me as Jeannette St.G.,
and this is my new blog (I may keep this one, don't know yet what to do with the others, but it's taking up too much of my time!)

Roger Owen Green said...

can't beat those nature pics.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

VioletSky said...

Lovely photos.
And if you had been there two weeks ago, you could have used ladybugs for your 'L'

chubskulit said...

Very NICE N. Love those lady bugs!

Please come and see what my N is at Nostalgic marveling, thanks!

Ann said...

You did go running on the hill sing," The hills are alive."

Funny, I took some seeds from a plant just like your first seeds photo. Must download if they turned out fine.

How long are you at this Sound of Music land?

Cezar and Léia said...

Delight set of beautiful landscape, Austria is really NICE one.Those flowers are magnificent!
Léia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely -- I did enlarge -- and felt like I was enjoying Spring along with you.

And how nice for you to enjoy a break in the country (and to see family too)....

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Thanks for stopping by to take a little tour!
I continue to enjoy your fab photographs!!
Barb

anjoe playhouse said...

You get around, Francisca, and take lots of great photos ;-)
Happy Easter to you and your family!

Kaori said...

Gorgeous, Francisca! Ablsolutely gorgeous photos! The lady bugs are too cute. But it's the lovely shot of the countryside that has me dreaming :-D

Hope you have many more days like this!

fredamans said...

Beautiful photos! Love the vibrancy of those ladybugs!

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EG Wow said...

Austria is beautiful this time of year!

Evelyn said...

What a wonderful world...I've been to vienna once upon a time, long long time ago. All I remember was that it was very green and like a fairy land.

jennyfreckles said...

I wish every child had a flower meadow to play in.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Mother nature can be delicious, as you show here...that is a truly gorgeous area. I can feel the grass beneath my feet and the aroma of the flowers rises to kiss my nose and long green stems tickle my cheek ... what a day that must have been!

Just a warning, though: don't turn your back on Mother Nature. She can be and often is, deadly! :-)

JM said...

Lovely! A true postcard on top.