Monday, September 15, 2008

The Grossglockner glacier

Like a trip to the past, or to some other wonder world. A wonderful valey of ice, surrounded by green mountains. How amazing!

Plus, since today is Monday and we have to post some flowers, I'll give you a rather weird interpretation of the theme. Since very characteristic and traditional for Austria is the Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum), here is the Edelweisshuette, a wonderful place to stop on your way to the wonder in the picture above. A location as spectacular as the flower itself, which, unfortunatelly, is not so easy to be found from the bike :). Anyways, to my huge surprise to see the Edelweiss attached to some key chains or framed, to hang on the wall, my hubby explained that actually they grow the flower in the garden to be able to do that. Otherwise, the penalty is extremelly harsh, especially in a country like Austria, which puts a great effort into preserving its natural resources & environment.
Another tip: hehe, excellent food here at the Huette (the German word for "hut")!
To see more flowers, click on the logo above!
A happy week ahead!

12 comments:

  1. But was those roads free from ice?
    It must have been wonderful to drive through these landscapes. Good for you, Lara!

    Happy week you too1

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  2. Lara: Beautiful view of the glacier and neat little hut with the flower wheels.

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  3. Glacires are an amazing wonder. I hope the food was good. I am now hungry for som sourbratten and beer. ;)

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  4. Interesting about the Edelweiss! Nice pictures.

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  5. What a gorgeous valey of ice and wonderful green mountains, Lara!

    Have a nice week ahead!

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  6. Great story and wonderful pictures.

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  7. So happy for the Sound of Music that introduced us to this sweet flower and wonderful place!

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  8. A fresh interpretation, but that is only fun! Keep it up.

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  9. Eidelweiss is such a lovely flower I wish they'd grow in my gardens! They need rockier soil than I have.

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  10. Ah, yes...that's what cold is!

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  11. Clever! I could do with some of the food.

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  12. That glacier is huge!

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