Along the mountain road
Somehow it tugs at my heart –
A wild violet.
A few highlights are warranted from our holiday. Were we could have been if not up the mountains, again? At high altitude, early July equals with a late May-June elsewhere and this made it for lots of flowers to be found. It was a good scouting expedition and lots to talk about during wintertime.
Various violets were sprinkled everywhere from meadows to high altitude rock ledges.
Alpine meadows were brimming with flowers; rainbows of colours marked by the towering yellow giant gentian: Gentiana lutea.
Groups of deep blue Gentiana verna acting like an eye-magnet from far away.
Geum reptans huge flowers scattered over the boulders.
A joyous riot of grasses that were intermingling with colourful perennials.
Fiery red, fragrant mountain slopes covered with Rhododendron kotschyi (commonly called mountain peony) were a delight to all senses.
And last but not least, tiny, delicate, fringed bells of Soldanella pusilla. This says it all.
Now back to work, fruits are ripening and seeds are bursting out!