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WimB

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2008, 03:27:29 PM »
Wonderful plants.
I would love to live in a country that has views and plants like that.
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2008, 11:18:13 PM »
Till now I was unable to go to Tatra moutains, because of the distance. It takes by train from Zary to Zakopane (the nearest coty to that National Park) about 14 hours. Also I have to change trains twice. From Warsaw I have a direct train and it takes about 10 hours, when it is not late.

I also wish to go there when the most of plants have seeds, so I could take some to germinate and propagate in future. There are so many beautiful plants that are very hard or if not impossible for ordinary grower to get.
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2008, 09:51:21 PM »
I really didn't know Poland had mountains like that  :)
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2008, 11:37:33 AM »
I also hope to visit some mountains like that one day  ;D
Chris, you are REALLY lucky!!
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2008, 06:59:24 PM »
Krysztof,

A wonderful set of photographs. It was difficult but I think your journey was well worth it. You will always have the memories - and the photographs.

Many thanks, Paddy
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2008, 11:46:57 AM »
Many years ago we visited a few times the Tatra (not in Poland, but in Slovakia), and now your pictures recalled nice days (but also with very much rain :'(). Thank you very much, Krysztof!
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2008, 07:04:52 PM »
Chris,
super picture mountain tour 8)
Good luck for crocus breeding ;)
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2008, 12:13:45 PM »
Krysztof,

The pictures of the crocus meadow at the beginning are breathtaking, and those dark tipped Crocus scepusiensis are just so beautiful.  Here's hoping you are able to share seed etc around..... something that beautiful deserves to be admired by as many people as possible!! 8)  So many treasures in the rest of your photos too...... absolutely stunning!! :D  Thank You!!
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2008, 12:04:56 PM »
I will write shortly, because I am in Internet Cafe in Zakopane. Be sure that I will have seeds of Crocus scepusiensis to share with you. I am only afraid how I will show you 400 photos I made. :D I made much more of them, but there are at least 200 to show you. :) but that when I will be back home. Believe me, you will have what to look at. :D (Sorry for mistakes, I am in hurry.)
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2008, 11:50:36 PM »
Hello everyone,
I got back. I did cleaning outside in my garden, inside in my room and in my computer with photos. I brought home 598 photos from which I put 363 photos on Photobucket. Have photos of about 80 species and I saw much more. Now it will be a very big problem... How will I show you everything and still not too much.  :-\

Here is first part of photos. I finally got everything I wanted to see. This was really a fantastic trip. Still if I wanted to see everything flower I should visit Tatra Mountains at least again in the end of July and August.

Tofieldia calyculata


Gymnadenia conopsea - (orchid) it grew almost everywhere in lower parts of the mountains.


Phyteuma orbiculare - isn't it beautiful plant? Also the colour on the photos is just the same like in the nature. That blue...




Pedicularis verticillata - half parasite. In Poland it grow only in Tatra Mountains.


Linum extraaxillare - It could have more intensive colour, but still it is a great species. I cannot tell that it was much of it. I maybe saw 40-50 plants, not more.


Arenaria ciliata


Some weird guy...  ;) He looks suspicious.


Aster alpinus - I found exactly the same plant as I have in my book, on the same rock. :)




Leontopodium alpinum - My first one in nature and lonly one in that place. Much more were growing in a different place which I will show later.


Androsace chamejasme - still flowering, but much higher than two weeks ago.


Gentiana verna - this time all were beautifully opened. It was impossible not to look closer to each I found on my road. :D






Pinguicula alpina - also flowering much higher, these lower had already seeds.


Anemone narcissiflora - The most attractive of all Polish anemons.




Peak -> Ciemniak - my goal for the first day


All white from Dryas octopetala, extraordinary view.


Anthyllis alpestris - the alpine form is much more compact then the lowland one and that more attractive.


Ranunculus alpestrtis


Campanula alpina - sadly it is one year plant. :(


Lloydia serotina - finally, got a nice photo of it. It was so small and delicate flower that making photo of it wasn't easy.




Gentiana clusii - unfortunately, tourists liked it flowers so I found many sear on the road. :( Hopefully, this nice clump was out of reach for typical tourist.




I think it is enough for today. If it isn't too much and I can give more with one post, only let me know and I will add more next time.
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Chris Ciesielski
Zary, Poland

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2008, 01:06:47 AM »
Great photos - definitely please post more.
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2008, 01:17:15 AM »
Very, very nice.  There's that Anemone narcissiflora again!! ::)  Seems to be EVERYWHERE these days.  ;D  That Phyteuma orbiculare is fascinating, to put it mildly.  Glorious colour!!

Also nice to go back to the first page of this topic and be reminded of those wonderful crocus pics.  8)
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2008, 08:00:54 AM »
I really don't mind when you show us more Krzysztof!
Beautiful pictures of plants in an area, from where we seldom see what is growing there.
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2008, 10:37:28 AM »
Stunning pictures. Very nice colours. That Anenome en Pinguicula are really beautiful

Thanks for the pictures, Krzysztof
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2008, 01:15:34 PM »
Chris,
super pictures of the Tatra Mountains flora. 8)
Please show us more  ;)
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Armin

 

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