Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Rax Alpe and Edelweiß


This is a little foretaste of a hikingtour to Rax Alpe,
a mountain not far from Vienna.


If you want to see the complete hiking tour and want to know where the Edelweiß grows,
please follow this link:
DER LUSTIGE WANDERSCHUH

15 comments:

Ces said...

WOW, DOUBLE WOW! I am impressed. WOW! You are a real outdoor woman. You go girl! Fantastic and admirable. You actually climbed and walked the steep trails. I alsmost opassed out when I saw the cliff. I have never seen an Edelweis before. Did you sing

"The hills are alive
with the sound of music..."

Very beautiful, lovely and I have a new admiration for your incredible stamina. I get dizzy and have altitude sickness at 12,000 feet.

Thank you for sharing these.

Maria said...

Thank you my dear! :)

fishing guy said...

Maria: I look at this flower and have to think of the "Sound of Music" and the song. You have shown it wonderfully.

Luke Wiley said...

Looks like you had quite the hike. awesome landscape!

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Beautiful landscape and great flower.

Elizabeth said...

What dramatic scenery!
How very lovely.
Yes, it's back to school - but I'm retired - Yipee

Marie Reed said...

I have to go sound of music crazy too! although i know that it's not a popular movie in europe:)

Titania said...

This looks like quite a dicey hike.
The Edelweiss is such a special flower and has played always a big role in folk songs and folks theater etc. Is the Edelweiss still popular in this regard, Maria?

marie6 said...

You are so lucky to have a place like that where to go to. Mountains always fill me with wonder, I've never seen one for real except from a plane.

Maria said...

Hi Titania, yes, the Edelweiß is still the most famous flower of the Alps. There are folks songs about the Edelweiß, and in many old films the Edelweiß is picked by the young man and given to his beloved as a special present when he wants to show his love to her...
We are not allowed to pick them but I have a dried one in the cover of my passport...

Maria said...

Being retired is a very good thing, Elizabeth! I am still working, but my hubby is retired and I often envy him of is freedom...
Thans for stopping by!

Maria said...

Oh I heard about the musical "The Sound of Music" and I think there is also an old movie and it is all about the Trap Family singers, but Marie Reed is right, it is not so popular in Europe as in the USA and I have not seen it.
Maybe Europeans suspect there are too many cliches in the movie...

Maria said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPnMNLyOTks&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyS_C4PeBrw&feature=related

I have just found out about The sound of music in Youtube and now I know why you are reminded of this film when you saw my Rax pictures!

Oh yes, lovely Salzburg and Salzkammergut!

ayamlin said...

Hi! maria!
Is this edelweiss?
wow!! it's really pretty.
the edelweiss reminds me " Sound of music"
I love the movie.
I don't know how many times I've ever seen!!
Have you seen it?

Jan said...

Thank you for the walk, it was wonderful. I've just read a novel placed in Vienna, "The Little Book", so now I know what it looks like.