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Author Topic: The marvellous Ortleralpen and its beautiful flowers  (Read 8931 times)

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Re: The marvellous Ortleralpen and its beautiful flowers
« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2008, 03:23:48 PM »
Kathrine

A truly wonderful set of photographs.  I particularly liked your idea to have 'shows' of several species - this really enabled us to understajnd where they liked to grow.  The Ranunculus glacialis were wonderful, and the Gentian and Saxifrage were not far behind.
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Re: The marvellous Ortleralpen and its beautiful flowers
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2008, 10:40:26 PM »
Paddy, for a moment there I had a seriously worrying picture in my mind, of you creeping up on some unsuspecting pig, slicing off a chunk of ear, then going off to salt it before having a good chew. Had to re-read the post a couple of times.
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Re: The marvellous Ortleralpen and its beautiful flowers
« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2008, 11:07:35 AM »
Very pettable! In fact, reindeer are covered as comprehensively in their thick fur coats as it is possible to be.. feet, noses, long pretty eyelashes... everything is furry !

Most considerate too.  Hiking in Sweden and finding a mountain hut full Helen and I had to resort to a nearby dwarf willow thicket for the night.  Later we woke to reindeer streaming through but not a single (furry) hoof went astray  ;D
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Re: The marvellous Ortleralpen and its beautiful flowers
« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2008, 11:44:53 AM »
I suppose picking their way through ice and snow makes them very sensitive to where there put their feet. 8)

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Hiking in Sweden and finding a mountain hut full Helen and I had to resort to a nearby dwarf willow thicket for the night

My, Ashley, you DO know how to give a girl a good time, don't you  ::)  ;) ;D
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Re: The marvellous Ortleralpen and its beautiful flowers
« Reply #49 on: August 14, 2008, 12:10:34 PM »
My, Ashley, you DO know how to give a girl a good time, don't you  ::)  ;) ;D

As was clearly pointed out to me at the time indeed  ::)
However she's a most tolerant and forgiving person because she later married me  8)
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Re: The marvellous Ortleralpen and its beautiful flowers
« Reply #50 on: August 14, 2008, 12:24:46 PM »
Ashley, you are one very lucky chap  :D
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Re: The marvellous Ortleralpen and its beautiful flowers
« Reply #51 on: August 14, 2008, 10:12:47 PM »
Kathrine
enjoyed your Ortler show :D
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Re: The marvellous Ortleralpen and its beautiful flowers
« Reply #52 on: August 14, 2008, 10:29:58 PM »
My, Ashley, you DO know how to give a girl a good time, don't you  ::)  ;) ;D

As was clearly pointed out to me at the time indeed  ::)
However she's a most tolerant and forgiving person because she later married me  8)


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Re: The marvellous Ortleralpen and its beautiful flowers
« Reply #53 on: August 15, 2008, 08:41:56 AM »
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Re: The marvellous Ortleralpen and its beautiful flowers
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2008, 11:16:39 PM »
Kathrine,
I had been waiting and watching for this post, as I knew you were going somewhere wonderful on vacation....and was anxious to see your report---and then I somehow missed it and did not find it until today.

But my pleasure was no less finding it late. In fact I dropped all the seed cleaning for an hour or more and enjoyed your trip.
 
Thank you so much for it!!!!!!!

Were you able to find any seed????

Maggi, I have been thinking how nice it would be to have a separate link on the main page called something like "Travels"---where members trips could be posted, and we would have them in one place to refer back to (when we are finally ready to make our journeys to those places ourselves).
« Last Edit: August 17, 2008, 04:03:34 PM by Kristl Walek »
so many species....so little time

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Re: The marvellous Ortleralpen and its beautiful flowers
« Reply #55 on: August 17, 2008, 12:15:41 AM »
Extremely beautiful report!  :o :o :o :o thank you very much for sharing these pictures

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Re: The marvellous Ortleralpen and its beautiful flowers
« Reply #56 on: August 17, 2008, 04:00:40 PM »
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Maggi, I have been thinking how nice it would be to have a separate link on the main page called something like "Travels"---where members trips could be posted, and we would have them in one place to refer back to (when we are finally ready to make our journeys to those places ourselves).



Kristl, good idea, I will speak to the Bosses!
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