My full day of activities in Vienna on Monday ended with dinner. Ten students and Prof. Martha Hart. And me.
Grundl Bauer is a lovely local restaurant on the west side of the First District, and they had a table for twelve waiting. We dined on traditional Austrian specialities, and I of course had veal Wiener schnitzel. And an Ottakringer beer. And a table full of Kaiserschmarrn for dessert.
My meals earlier today consisted of a delightful hotel buffet breakfast, and a snack of Esterhazy torte and black coffee.
And from the street today and this evening:
My health tracker tells me I hit more than 14K steps today. Walking in the city will do that! No public transport today or tomorrow.
Shots from this week, in the garden at 25 Lawn Place:
The day lilies are done for the most part, and the Asiatic lilies are now cut back to stalks. Coneflowers are about to bloom, though.
From the garden on Sunday:
In my garden today . . . .
Glory of the snow.
We have at school several magnolia trees in easy view of my office windows.
The buds are (much too early) already nearly as large as my thumb.
Elsewhere the oriental magnolias (or at least I think that’s what they are) are already showing flowers, but those flowers are not surviving the cold weekend:
From Wednesday, these photos of flowers from the Taoist temple, the cathedral, and the zoological & botanical garden:
At the font in the Roman Catholic cathedral of Hong Kong Island.
Ashoka tree, or Saraca indica.
At the temple.
I have lived at 25 Lawn Place for 4.5 years.
In that time, I have never once driven a nail into the garage wall to hang lawn implements.
I remedied that today.
I also mowed the lawn and dealt with flowers and such.