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Re: Alpine Walks in Valais
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2009, 06:36:16 PM »
Thanks Robin for bringing us along with you on your walks.   
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Re: Alpine Walks in Valais
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2009, 08:22:48 PM »
Robin,
I love those crocus meadows 8)
Thanks for showing.
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Re: Alpine Walks in Valais
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2009, 11:14:07 PM »
Thanks for you interest Gunilla and Armin.....

it is great to share these sights on walks such as the crocus meadows which I have never seen to such an extent here before; they really are amazing, covering the whole area, but difficult to give the full impression in a photo.
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Re: Alpine Walks in Valais
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2009, 09:04:53 AM »
it is great to share these sights on walks such as the crocus meadows which I have never seen to such an extent here before; they really are amazing, covering the whole area, but difficult to give the full impression in a photo.
Stop it!!! You are making me very jealous ;)

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Re: Alpine Walks in Valais
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2009, 09:53:02 AM »
Hi RR, thanks for the posting of the Crocus vernus in the meadows, great to see, as many years ago whilst camping / walking in the mountains near Grenoble we were too late for the Crocus vernus by a week or two! Happy adventures!
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Re: Alpine Walks in Valais
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2009, 10:21:43 AM »
Robin,

Thank you so much for showing me somewhere I will never see in person.  Meadows of wild crocus.....  :o :o :o :o :o  Beautiful. 8)
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Re: Alpine Walks in Valais
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2009, 11:27:53 AM »
Glad you enjoyed the crocus meadow, Tony, Hristo and Paul - it's short lived but incredible - especially as every crocus form in itself is beautiful but en masse they peter out in to the distance like grains of rice  ;)
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Re: Alpine Walks in Valais
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2009, 01:38:11 AM »
great show! the mosses and lichens are a key part of our boreal forests here too--looking lively even during melts in late winter...
the crocus meadows and corydalis etc are great! our caltha might be just starting, barely--nothing full like the one you show; we try to pick some for mother's day, sometimes there isnt much yet....i havent had a chance to get out in the bush/wetplaces to look for flowers yet..busy digging...lol

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Re: Alpine Walks in Valais
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2009, 07:53:53 AM »
Cohan, I'm glad you like mosses and lichens - me too - would love to see some photos of yours locally when you take time off from digging  ??? Also it would be great to see some of your cacti and succulents - such amazing plants - the first one i grew as a child was an Aloe variagata and I still grow it today and give away it's babies to family and friends   :)

Also I'm a great user and believer in the powers of Aloe for healing - I'm known for the reponse 'put some aloe on it'  ;D
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« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2009, 10:23:41 AM »
Also it would be great to see some of your cacti and succulents - such amazing plants - the first one i grew as a child was an Aloe variagata and I still grow it today and give away it's babies to family and friends   :)

Also I'm a great user and believer in the powers of Aloe for healing - I'm known for the reponse 'put some aloe on it'  ;D

 Snap! I still have a couple of little plants!

Mind you, nowadays I tend more to Arnica , especially in gel form, which is just amaxing for any surface skin damage and essential for any bruising, bumps.... wonderful stuff!
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Re: Alpine Walks in Valais
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2009, 06:49:34 PM »
Not getting knocked about are you Maggi? ;D
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Re: Alpine Walks in Valais
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2009, 07:38:47 AM »
Cohan, I'm glad you like mosses and lichens - me too - would love to see some photos of yours locally when you take time off from digging  ??? Also it would be great to see some of your cacti and succulents - such amazing plants - the first one i grew as a child was an Aloe variagata and I still grow it today and give away it's babies to family and friends   :)
Also I'm a great user and believer in the powers of Aloe for healing - I'm known for the reponse 'put some aloe on it'  ;D

i just havent got out in the bush that much this year--a couple reasons, i guess--most of my free time late winter was taken up sawing firewood! then, because there was more snow, and much later--getting around out there was more of a hassle, so i just didnt!
i will probably go out tomorrow, to see if i can find any Caltha for mother's day! not sure if there will be any, slow spring...
i have thought about posting some cactus flowers, but apart from hardy ones in the garden(just barely begun getting those) it seems so offtopic, not sure where/if to post any!

i've heard good things about arnica too, maggie, havent tried yet..

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Re: Alpine Walks in Valais
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2009, 08:51:01 AM »
There must be a rock garden topic in to which your plants can be shown, Cohan....what is the thing that fascinates you about them most?  For me it's survival in difficult conditions and that certainly fits in with things i've read in posts on the forum! :)
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Re: Alpine Walks in Valais
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2009, 02:49:28 PM »
Cohan, just start a Cactus page in Flowering now!  8)
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Re: Alpine Walks in Valais
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2009, 08:16:51 PM »
Cohan, just start a Cactus page in Flowering now!  8)

ok, will do!
now i am out to the bush/sloughs to look for flowering caltha or petasites for mother's day! wish me luck with this cold spring we have had!

 


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