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alpinelover

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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2011, 08:48:50 PM »
The 'alpenstrasse' ends at 2750 m. Whit the Karlesjochbahn you can go until 3108 m, at the border Austria/Italy. And you can see, there was lots of snow, even in the summer.
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #46 on: October 21, 2011, 08:58:13 PM »
More great photos, Frankie, thank you!
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2011, 11:54:50 AM »
Isn't the second highest road in Europe near there? I remember meeting some bored border guards at the Timmelsjoch in 1988. I think the greeting went "cinque million lire gratzi!" "We don't have any Italian money" "18 Austrian shillings, please ::)".
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2011, 07:36:50 PM »
Cracking pics Frankie, especially those of the glacier.
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #49 on: October 23, 2011, 07:54:12 AM »
The views look absolutely fabulous!
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2011, 09:10:11 AM »
Frankie, I assume you shivered of exitement and not of cold!
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #51 on: October 28, 2011, 08:36:21 PM »
Thanks people, it was a very nice vacation indeed.

Some more plants that we spotted near the Italian border:
Achillea mosschata (photo 1 and 2)
A Senecio, I think S. incanus (photo 3,4 and 5)
Linaria alpina. (photo 6)

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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #52 on: October 28, 2011, 08:49:55 PM »
And now, back at the border Austria/Switzerland, with this litlle scree. (photo 1)
Salix reticulata (photo 2)
Another time, Linaria alpina. (photo 3)
Minuartia verna (photo 4)
Saxifraga paniculata (photo 5)
M. verna and Linaria alpina, together (photo 6)
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #53 on: October 28, 2011, 08:55:57 PM »
Close to this scree, there was a little brook.
And ther I found Silene aucalis (photo 1 and 2)
And al little primula, maybe P. farinosa?  (photo 3 and 4)
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #54 on: October 28, 2011, 09:01:56 PM »
Another scree, but not so dry, more humid, with lots of Saxifraga azoides en Gentiana nivalis.

A very nice Pedicularis species. (photo 1 and 2)
Saxifraga stellaris (photo 3 and 4)

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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #55 on: October 31, 2011, 07:39:43 PM »
Right on the border Austria/Switserland, we found this place about 2737 m altitude. Almost always a very cold wind and always snow.
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #56 on: October 31, 2011, 07:49:50 PM »
On a day with little snow, I was able to explore this little area (photo 1)
And I found many exemples of Silene acaulis. (photo 2,3,4 and 5)
Also a Myosotisspecies (photo 6,7 and 8)
Doronicum grandiflorum looks marvelous. (photo 9 and 10)
Lichtervelde, West-Vlaanderen

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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #57 on: October 31, 2011, 09:07:47 PM »
Frankie,
thanks for posting your images.
It is interesting to see what is still in blossom in this time of the year.
Best wishes
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #58 on: November 03, 2011, 08:51:42 AM »
Frankie,
thanks for posting your images.
It is interesting to see what is still in blossom in this time of the year.

For clarity, these are all photos of this summer, Armin.
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Re: shivering in northern Tyrol
« Reply #59 on: November 03, 2011, 08:55:53 AM »
Here some photos of some saxifrages. Any one an idea, which species?
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