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Author Topic: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes  (Read 6528 times)

Eric Locke

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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2009, 10:05:53 PM »

Wonderful pictures Fred ,any more ?  :P

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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2009, 07:38:20 AM »
Yes, many more but I think it's enough with this species  :)
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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2009, 10:57:38 AM »
Yes, many more but I think it's enough with this species  :)

FRED - How can you??? It can never be enough with this species!!!  8)

Many thanks for opening this thread. I hope to contribute some more photos
if my job allows me to sort out my photo collection in the next days.
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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2009, 01:29:20 PM »
Beautiful plants, sunny weather, happy faces... Fred, thank you for wonderful pictures!
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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2009, 02:39:56 PM »
Fantastic photos, I love the velvet purples of the Iris chamaeiris group and the shape and delicacy of the crocus in that light is just amazing  :)
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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2009, 04:40:11 PM »
Finally I found the time to sort out my photos so here some more impressions from the Southern Alps:

00 - Helleborus foeditus South of Grenoble
01 - The impressive rocks of Sisteron right beneath the Route de Napoleon
02 - First Crocus we found on the way down South was a good white form near Digne-les-Bains
03 - Plenty of albino forms seem to grow in this area, we also saw many white Hepatica's
04 - Can anybody tell me what this is? Looks like little black corms but doesn't smell like  :-X
05 - Another batch of white versicolor from the same area, flowering right after the snow melt.
06 - Sometimes they were mixed with Eranthis hyemalis - what a pity that the sun didn't shine  :-[
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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2009, 04:45:22 PM »
Very nice pictures Thomas !!
I'm very happy to see Crocus with Eranthis  :o never seen them before !
But, as I remember, you took more than 1000 pics .... only 6 to show us ??  ???
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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2009, 03:27:13 PM »
wonderful photos!

oh... white hepatica.. oh.... :o

the photo n. 4--- maybe some animal passed by? a rabbit?  ;D ::)
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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2009, 03:34:02 PM »
Beautiful show Thomas !  Makes a change from your Crocusmeadow doesn't it ?  ;D ;)
I do hope you will show us more !
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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2009, 04:08:08 PM »
The Forum  photo upload folder is full at the moment and will need some assistance from Fred Admin..... please be patient and we will be able to enjoy Thomas' photos.... and many others, agian soon.  :)
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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2009, 04:29:34 PM »
Fred, it was only on one location that we found several Eranthis spots.

Of course I have more than 6 photos to show  8)
I'm hoping, Fred will soon give us more space for the upload folder!

Madi - I'm also for rabbit  ;D
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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2009, 08:18:00 AM »
Spending the night in Grasse, Chris and I met Fred the next day to climb on Pic de Courmettes,
where we had a wonderful sight to the Cote d'Azur and the snowcovered Alpes Maritimes in the back.

00 - Fred and Chris on the peak
01 - Fred leaving us to early due to a date
02 - Chris having after-lunch sleep
03 - This versicolor habitat can also be held for Crocus cambessedesii on Mallorca,
       looking exactly like I've seen them in October last year
04 - Climbing down from the peak
05 - Artificial rock art in the backcountry of Nice
06 - Crocus versicolor between the rock art
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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2009, 08:38:24 AM »
3rd day of our journey was the best for crocus I've ever spent on any holiday.
In the backcountry of Grasse we found thousands of Crocus versicolor in flower
plus Colchicum (Bulbocodium) vernum and lots of fun with our friends:

00-02 - Crocus versicolor in 1000m altitude
03 - Chris, Fred, Mercedes (NOT Mrs Bulbi!) and the little Bulbi's Mathieu and Remy exploring caves
04-05 - Broad petaled Colchicum vernum - looking different from the trade form I already have
06 - Fred photographing on the Crocus field and his kids having fun
07 - Mathieu, Remy and Chris
08 - Remy and Fred doing snowball fight with the last snow
09 - Our group: Martine (Mrs Bulbi), Mercedes, Mercedes' husband Ditmar, Remy, Mathieu, Fred and Chris
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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2009, 09:30:20 PM »
Great Thomas ;D ;)
Nice souvenirs  :P  do do again  :)
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Re: 2 days in the Alpes MaritÓmes
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2009, 03:45:39 PM »
Fred, I hope I wrote the names of your family members correct !?

11 - a nearly white Crocus versicolor
12 - and a very dark form
14 - Fred photographing Narcissus
00 - Next day we started from Grasse to Italy and made a stop for breakfast on the beach in Nice
01 - We choose the upper Corniche from Nice to Menton, the middle and the lower Corniche can be seen from above in this photo
03 - After arriving in Italy we made a short trip to Dolceacqua with its famous bridge and castle
01 - I still didn't find out the name of this beautiful village, seen North of Monte Grammondo
02 - Crocus vernus ssp albiflorus in the Roya Valley
04 - Can you imagine, who is wearing this panty  ;D
00 - Typical Ligurian village in the backcountry of Dolceacqua
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