Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cows in the Clouds

This cow rests in peaceful repose in the hills above the ski resort of Lech, Austria.

More cows on the crest between the hills and the clouds:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Blue Pine Cones of Thumsee

Like featherless heron hatchlings, these blue pine cones peek out of their chartreuse nest of needles. I wish I could tell you which species of pine this is but I haven't been able to find a convincing answer on the internet. I suspect they are not common in North America.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Looking into the Lake

No matter how many times I walk around my favorite lake, Thumsee, (in Germany, just over the border from Salzburg) there's something new to see. On this last visit the colors of the reflections looked different from what I had noticed in every other visit. Click on the photos to see them larger.