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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2008, 09:58:26 PM »
The cakes don't interest me at all ( :o what a liar, I hear you say) but Hans, you do take wonderful mountain pictures. Thank you for all of these lovely scenes and plants.
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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2008, 07:40:21 AM »
Hi all - thank you for your interest -now here more pics .

We are now here on Lake Bled and start at next morning a walk around this lake :
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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2008, 07:48:56 AM »
here are some plants which we found on the margin of this lake :

Interesting is here grows two Helleborus side by side -one is Hell. niger -the other could be Hell. multifidus ssp. istriacus - but I wait for the comments of the Helleborus specialists ( may be Tim Murphy can help ) ...if you see a plant without flowers so it is always difficould ....

We saw also many of Cyclamen purpurascens in flowers - but nothing really spectacular ....I can not see any big differences to plants from other locations ( it is sometimes called Lake Bled form ) some plants which flowers more on sunny places has a little darker flowers - but other which grow in the shade has more light pink flowers ....
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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2008, 07:54:13 AM »
Knows may be anybody which shrub this is ? it has a high of 1,5 -2 m ,with red fruits ,and leaves like Fagus..

the last pic show this area in wintertime -Slovenia is well known for sport ( skiing,biatlon ) -all will know Pokljuka ....
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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2008, 08:10:45 AM »
now we are here in the Vrata valley - this valley comes from the noth and ending direct on Mt. Triglav ....from here start the climbers .....

the house ( called Dom in slovenian ) is on a altitude of 1000 m ......but the top of Triglav is 2864 m ......
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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2008, 08:39:59 AM »
now here finally some pics from our last walking in the Julian Alps.
We start from Pokljuka plateau and go to Mt. Brda ,back via Lipansky Vrh ( Vrh is top ) -here we found a lot of nice plants :
« Last Edit: August 07, 2008, 08:42:30 AM by Hans Joschko »
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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2008, 08:50:06 AM »
from here Mt. Brda ( 2009 m altitude ) you see the Mt. Triglav from the south !
a other view is to the Debela Pec
a other to Krma valley
Lipansky Vrh ( with partly climbing )

and on way back some pretty Gentina purpurea

thank you for your interest and Na Svidenje
Hans

P.S. I'm not so familar with the ID of all this alpine plants -if anybody knows the exact name I would be glad
« Last Edit: August 07, 2008, 08:52:08 AM by Hans Joschko »
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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2008, 08:51:07 AM »
Hans
What is the distance around Lake Bled, and how long was your walk - discounting the time for a cake  stop.

I think the Cyclamen purpurascens 'Lake Bled' form is to do with the leaf patterning - to me it resembles a ring of 'bubbles' around the edge.

Thaanks for all the wonderful pictures - maybe I need to get fit and walk more.
Arthur Nicholls

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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2008, 09:05:59 AM »
Arthur :

You have to walk around 2 -3 hours -depending how many pics you make and how many cake you will eat ...

To the Cyc. purpurascens - there was nothing special on the leaves -you can found here from pattern until normal leaves - but never I saw any silver leaves !

For Maggi :
Is this not a perfect day : To walk in the morning around lake Bled and to watch in the afternoon the "Tour de France ( the stage with Alpe d' Huez ) and eating  "Kremeschnitte " ?
« Last Edit: August 07, 2008, 09:33:09 AM by Hans Joschko »
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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2008, 11:27:40 AM »
Hans, and you have never seen a white Cyclamen, isn't it?

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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2008, 11:35:55 AM »
Johannes :

on this trip I have not seen any special color of flowers !
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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2008, 01:39:04 PM »
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For Maggi :
Is this not a perfect day : To walk in the morning around lake Bled and to watch in the afternoon the "Tour de France ( the stage with Alpe d' Huez ) and eating  "Kremeschnitte " ?

Oh, yes, Hans, this MUST be the perfect day indeed! 
But I think that this whole trip must be one of the best I have enjoyed here.... the scenery is lovely, from an area that I do not know at all so that is so exciting....  8) 8)

I have only a little worry that Barbara is standing too close to what seems to me to be a cliff in one picture ....... :o
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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2008, 02:14:15 PM »
Dont worry Maggi .....we are both safe now home  8)
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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2008, 02:40:37 PM »
That's good, Hans, since we all need to be in training for La Vuelta soon, eh?  ;) :D



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Re: Slovenia 2008 ( Julian Alps )
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2008, 02:48:58 PM »
Yes Maggi - but dont forget we have first to watch the "Deutschlandtour" ( 29.Aug. - 06.Sep )  8)
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