Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Time of the Lilac

Aaaah - the smell of lilac - can you smell it? What could be sweeter in your nose - I love this smell. The air is full of it...





"Syringa" (Oleaceae)
lilac, Flieder

daily photos from Munich, photography by Petra Voegtle
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Wisteria washed out

You would not believe this but all Wisteria blossoms - and I have seen many many - are totally pale this year. I could not make a single good photo that would have shown the beauty. I wonder if this is the missing sunlight or the rain or both or whether all the blossoms are fed up like me.
The following photos are all from last year's cycling tours around Munich...


"Wisteria" (Fabaceae)
Blauregen

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Poppies in the Field...not yet

"Papaver" (Papaveraceae)
Klatschmohn

Waiting for the Poppies also...

The weather currently is so ugly that I try to console myself with last year's colours...



"Papaver" (Papaveraceae)
Klatschmohn

Red Paeonia

I am still waiting for this year's red paeonia to open their blooms...



Sunday, May 18, 2008

Onions

Even these from a regular onion field look beautiful in their delicate shapes...


"Allium"
Küchenzwiebel

Allium

This is a funny looking plant with huge heads of blooms sitting on a very long stem. But you can recognize the family: onions

"Allium" (Alliaceae)
Riesenzierlauch

Paeonia close-ups

The delicacy and grace of these blooms can hardly be topped...

"Paeonia officinalis"
(Pfingstrose)

Paeonia in Pink

These blooms were just huge - about unbelievable 8 inches in diameter with that awsome smell and pollen powder like gold...

"Paeonia officinalis" (Paeoniaceae)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

More Rhododendron Blossoms...

These wonderful Rhododendron bushes have disappeared in the meanwhile. So these are images of last year. What a loss!!!

"Rhododendron"