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Monday, 11 July 2011

What I did on my holidays No.1


Six hours hiking at between 1200m and 2000m in and around Val d'Err, Grigioni, with local pharmacist and herbalist Astrid Thurner, learning about hundreds of species of Alpine plants: the culinary, the medicinal, the terribly rare and the breathtakingly beautiful. 

Thanks to Ruth for really making my day by translating into English from the Swiss-German when my Latin binomials deserted me, and for joining me in spontaneous, delighted laughter at the sheer exuberance of Nature at her creative best.

7 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wow - what fabulous pictures of these amazing flowers. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Vanessa said...

Hey, welcome back! Take me next time - I could do with some spontaneous laughter.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers. And fun and laughter besides? What a wonderful experience.

Sandy said...

Great photographs again. Would make a lovely framed picture in your house.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I love the collage of the beautiful flowers you have been able to enjoy.

chrysalis said...

A lovely set of photographs, Louise.

Karin said...

Absolutely fabulous! And you even have Edelweiss, Vergissmeinnicht,Anemone and Enzian! Such lovelies! I loved your whole vacation series - delightful! Awesome photos!

Monday, 11 July 2011

What I did on my holidays No.1


Six hours hiking at between 1200m and 2000m in and around Val d'Err, Grigioni, with local pharmacist and herbalist Astrid Thurner, learning about hundreds of species of Alpine plants: the culinary, the medicinal, the terribly rare and the breathtakingly beautiful. 

Thanks to Ruth for really making my day by translating into English from the Swiss-German when my Latin binomials deserted me, and for joining me in spontaneous, delighted laughter at the sheer exuberance of Nature at her creative best.

7 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wow - what fabulous pictures of these amazing flowers. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Vanessa said...

Hey, welcome back! Take me next time - I could do with some spontaneous laughter.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers. And fun and laughter besides? What a wonderful experience.

Sandy said...

Great photographs again. Would make a lovely framed picture in your house.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I love the collage of the beautiful flowers you have been able to enjoy.

chrysalis said...

A lovely set of photographs, Louise.

Karin said...

Absolutely fabulous! And you even have Edelweiss, Vergissmeinnicht,Anemone and Enzian! Such lovelies! I loved your whole vacation series - delightful! Awesome photos!