Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Small and White, Clean and Bright...

I spent a very rainy Sunday going through photos from last summer.  Dad and I hiked at Schynige Platte and at the end of the hike (or the beginning, depending on which way to decide to go first) is an astounding Alpine garden.  They have Alpine flowers from all various altitudes and care for them so that they thrive despite being "out of their element".  While in the Berner Oberland we managed to spy some Edelweiss, which is a very elusive flower.  We mostly saw it in flower boxes outside some restaurants, but this photo is taken in the garden.  Here is the link to the garden, too.

http://www.alpengarten.ch/homeenglish

The sign relates to other flowers near the Edelweiss. 






Blossoms of snow...

3 comments:

L.D. said...

This is great. Love the tenatious nature of those pretty flowers - not to mention Edelweiss which reminds me of that song I really like from the Sound of Music.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I have never seen one of these flowers except in a flower encyclopedia (old-fashioned print)... how special that you were able to enjoy this with your dad.

Bises,
Genie

coffeeaddict said...

You got me nostalgic ;-) This flower is called Planika in Slovene, it's protected and an endangered species. But it is a flower that we associate with courage and perseverence.

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