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alpinelover

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shivering in northern Tyrol
« on: August 01, 2011, 09:32:08 PM »
A few weeks ago I was in North Tyrol, in a little village in the Paznauntal: Ischgl at 1376 m. It's near the Swiss border.
Not that many rain, but cold. In the valleys, always 12 or 13 C, once 18 C, and above 2000 m, a few times some snow.
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 09:43:00 PM »
The first day we went to this valley at 2263 in Swiss and there was a bit of snow falling down.
Nevertheless is saw some plants: Aconitum napellus (photo 1 and 2), a flower of Gentiana verna (photo 3 and 4), a rozet of Saxifraga paniculata (photo 5) and a orchid: Gymnadenia conopsea. (photo 6)
I was curieus, I had to return here again.
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 09:50:58 PM »
The second day, I was back in the same valley and the weather was very nice. Blue sky, sun and about 5 C. Ideal for searching some plants.
Whit the bells of the cows, there was a nice atmosphere.
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 09:58:49 PM »
And many plants on the alpine meadows.
Aconitum napellus (photo 1 and 2)
Gentiana verna (photo 3,4,5 and 6)
Trollius europaeus (photo 7 and 8)
And a very little gentian, I think it was G. nivalis (photo 9 and 10)
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 10:18:38 PM »
What a lovely time you had there. The pictures are delightful. Such beautiful scenery enhanced by lovely plants and a really contented cow. Is the little lad your son? He's being well brought up with a love of countryside and wild flowers. :)

Funnily enough, the temperatures, snow etc that you describe in your first post, are exactly what we have had here lately, through our mild winter. Temps of around 13C most days but one a few days ago of 18C and today will be nice too. :)
« Last Edit: August 01, 2011, 10:20:49 PM by Lesley Cox »
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 10:31:20 PM »
Looks like a good holiday in spite of the snow, Frankie.
Funnily enough four SRGC friends were also recently in Ischgl, from the 9th to the 23rd July, and they found it quite cold, too. Just the luck of the season, eh?  ;)
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 11:10:49 PM »
We were there in 2008, it was cold then  ::)
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2011, 09:38:46 AM »
What a lovely time you had there. The pictures are delightful. Such beautiful scenery enhanced by lovely plants and a really contented cow. Is the little lad your son? He's being well brought up with a love of countryside and wild flowers. :)

Funnily enough, the temperatures, snow etc that you describe in your first post, are exactly what we have had here lately, through our mild winter. Temps of around 13C most days but one a few days ago of 18C and today will be nice too. :)

Yes Lesley we had certainly a good time.
The little kid is my youngest son. I try to show them how beautiful the nature is.
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2011, 09:44:43 AM »
Looks like a good holiday in spite of the snow, Frankie.
Funnily enough four SRGC friends were also recently in Ischgl, from the 9th to the 23rd July, and they found it quite cold, too. Just the luck of the season, eh?  ;)

Yes Maggi, a fine holiday and lots of plants to see. Maybe I have seen your friends. I was there from the 17th to the 27th july. This was the hotel where we stayed.
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2011, 09:49:32 AM »
We were there in 2008, it was cold then  ::)
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2092.0


I have been looking to your photos, Diane, and I recognize lots of places. Very nice photos.
We saw also many orchids like this  Gymnadenia conopsea in the meadows.
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2011, 10:03:13 AM »
The walk on the meadows continues with this Gentian, ik thinks it's G. clusii. (photo 1, 2 and 3)
And this is G. punctata. (photo 4)
Also many Leucanthemopsis alpina in the meadows. (photo 5 and 6)
A Phyteumaspecies (photo 7 and 8)
And an Allium, probably A. sibiricum (photo 9 and 10)

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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2011, 11:46:21 AM »
Great pictures I can almost smell the fresh mountain air.
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2011, 05:18:47 PM »
Great pictures!
(photo 1, 2 and 3) = Gentiana acaulis
(photo 3, 4 ) = Gentiana bavarica
(photo 5,) = Gentiana verna
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2011, 06:33:04 PM »
Lovely pics Frankie, thanks for posting them.
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2011, 07:15:34 PM »
Thanks everyone.

Franz, which one is Gentiana verna and which one is bavarica. How do you see the diffirence? I tought that photo 3,4 and 5 the same species.
About G. aucalis, what's the diffirence with G. clusii?
« Last Edit: August 03, 2011, 08:02:06 AM by alpinelover »
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