Some pics from my country of residence, Austria. Hiking is the national past time here (along with watching ski races), and understandably, because the mountains are spectacular. First, a couple of typical flowers found in any mountain meadow:Schweizer L÷wenzahn
, a kind of dandelion.Bartige Glockenblume
, a furry type of bluebell found at higher altitudes.
The beautiful Almrausch
, which literally means "Mountain meadow drunkeness". It covers huge swaths of mountains, but it is endangered because people keep picking it.
Here, a picture of a cloud coming over a trail we'd just crossed from a mountain hostel to a peak.
And finally, a reason why you should never drive too fast in the mountains: cows are left to graze pretty freely all summer long.