Tuesday, May 14, 2013

2,000 m

Lac du Mont-Cenis, 2.000 m


The Mont-Cenis is a mountain pass and lake connecting Italy and France, and it is one of the Alpine passes which are closed in the winter. The street has just been opened (usually it gets opened around mid-May, which involves "cutting" the snow which still blocks the shady parts of the road, and cleaning the road from stones and rocks which have rolled down during the long winter months), and spring is just slowly starting to show at this high altitude. The light is amazing, and wild crocus is in bloom, forming lovely white and purple patches. Soon lots of Alpine flowers in the most beautiful colors will cover these Alpine meadows, and Alpine cows will be grazing the high-altitude pastures. It is fascinating to see spring just starting up here, while in the valleys and plains it is almost summer. I love this place, and you're going to see a lot of it in the summer! :)








21 comments:

Askartelin itte said...

Oi, kuinka kauniita maisemia ja kuinka paljon kukkia :)

Annuk said...

Thank you Askartelin! :)

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show images of the mountain is incredible beautiful Wish you a nice day :) Hugs Hanne Bente

DIMI said...

It looks like heaven!And it is!I have heard about this place!!Fantastic views and so beatiful flowers Annuk mou!!Great photos!!Have a lovely week!!Filikia to you,Zoe and Lilli!!
Dimi..

Funky Monkey said...

So beautiful pictures, my friend!!! Oh, mother Nature...

Kisses!

PanicaLab said...

a m a z i n g ! !

Hilde said...

Amazingly beautiful scenery, and the crocuses look lovely :) Can't wait to see more from this place later, Anna.

Yael said...

Ohhhh, you must know, that I LOVE this! Near the snow! So beautiful Anna! And what a view! Thank you!

Annuk said...

Thank you Hanne Bente! :)
I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures! Hugs!

Thank you Dimi mou!!! :)
I'm so glad you loved this mountain paradise! Polla filakia from us!!!

Thank you, dear Elli! :)
Kisses!!!

Thank you Dominika! :)

Thank you, dear Hilde!
I'm so glad you enjoyed, but I KNEW you would!!! :D

Thank you Yael! I was sure that a nature lover as you are would LOVE this!!! :D Hugs :)

Akamatra said...

Have I ever told you how jealous I am of your walks? Red face jealous (but smiling with your good fortune to be able to see this place and share it with us)

Thanks!

JuanitaTortilla said...

Don't I miss looking at the Alps... Thanks for taking us there!

Annuk said...

You're so sweet, Maro! :)
Thank you!

I'm glad you enjoyed the views, Juanita! You will be back! :)

Senna said...

:)

was für schöne weite Aufnahmen - die Krokuswiesen sind einmalig schön und wirken sehr zart ...

Liebe Grüße von Senna

Annuk said...

Danke Senna! :)
Liebe Grüße!

Ελμιράκι said...

You make great photos!!!!!!!
filakia polla

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Annuk said...

Thank you Elmiraki!!!! :D
Polla filia!

Thank you Bak Bu Harika! :)
I'm going to visit your blog!

Nancy said...

brathtaking! I can definitely see why you take the trouble to go all the way up there - can't wait for more pictures to fuel my daydreaming! :)

Annuk said...

Thank you Nancy! :)
I'm so glad you enjoyed my pics! Stay tuned for more during the summer! :)

Carrie said...

gorgeous photos!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Anna,
Lovely Lac du Mont-Cenis on the French/Italian border! Especially at the time that those crocus bloom. Very peaceful. We have worked for years at this altitude and we always loved it. Whether in Indonesia, India or even Mexico at a little lower altitude but always in the mountains. Same for Italy where we worked for Funghi di Montello. That was in fact my most romantic and scenic route to work ever; alongside the rive Piave withe the mountains in the back...
Hugs to you and thanks for these lovely photos!
Mariette

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