a big advantage of the (pre-)alpine region i am dwelling in is the long duration of spring you can get by moving just a little bit. whilst the petals of the apple trees now lay in the street of my hometown, washed down by the rainfall of the last 3 days, just 10km to the south spring is still in its early stages. here in weißbach canyon the intensive green of a beech tree is still sensational as the other vegetation is still more in the pale and brown stadium.

canyon beech(2) and the rusty red of the lichens on the lime rock is just now extraordinary as there is not to much red to be found in the surroundings. in a week the scenery will have changed with blossoms and flowers everywhere.

for sofobomo, which has it’s first day of the fuzzy month today, weißbach canyon is one of my options. the flow of water there is a continuous fascination, and if my other options don’t work (or if i feel bold and want to make two books) i will surely come back there.

canyon beech

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2 thoughts

  1. Several years back I made a trip to the mountains of Alabama and along the Blue Ridge in North Carolina photographing Spring flowering. As in your Alpine locale, every change in elevation revealed trees and understory at a different point in development, like moving a week back and forth in time with every few miles. It was wonderful, but the trip exposed me to just about every allergen in North America at every stage of its development and by the end of the week I was floored by the worst hay fever allergy attack I’ve ever been through.

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