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Posted by Swissblad on Sat Jul 09, 2022 5:56 am

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Many people are familiar with this flower from the Rogers and Hammerstein musical / film with Julie Andrews "The sound of music" - with little or no idea what "Edelweiss" actually looks like...we went to the Engadin mainly to see some of these alpine flora again...and were very fortunate to see a number of beautiful groups.

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Have a great WE all!

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by david fletcher on Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:53 am
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Beautiful grouping and shot Sinuhe. I suspect there is a lot of truth in your thoughts referencing the sound of music and Edelweiss. Have a lovely WE.
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by Swissblad on Sat Jul 09, 2022 7:39 am
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Beautiful grouping and shot Sinuhe.  I suspect there is a lot of truth in your thoughts referencing the sound of music and Edelweiss.   Have a lovely WE.


Thanks Dave - I actually sent the photo to some friends - and sure enough they were familiar with the song - but had no inkling of what an Edelweiss was.....;)
 

by Carol Clarke on Sat Jul 09, 2022 9:53 am
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Thanks for reminding me........I can't get the song out of my head now!  :D   I shall try to hum something else for a bit..... while enjoying your lovely image of this iconic little flower. 

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by Swissblad on Sat Jul 09, 2022 10:07 am
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Thanks for reminding me........I can't get the song out of my head now!  :D   I shall try to hum something else for a bit..... while enjoying your lovely image of this iconic little flower. 

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My pleasure.... how about "The hills are alive..." ;)
 

by Carol Clarke on Sat Jul 09, 2022 11:06 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Thanks for reminding me........I can't get the song out of my head now!  :D   I shall try to hum something else for a bit..... while enjoying your lovely image of this iconic little flower. 

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My pleasure.... how about "The hills are alive..." ;)




Oh No!!!!!! not that one as well you nasty person!   :lol: 

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by Tom Whelan on Sat Jul 09, 2022 4:21 pm
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Lovely image of the group in nice light - the inner florets are fascinating.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Jul 09, 2022 4:30 pm
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How wonderful to see them live like this. Closest I've come to seeing one is a flattened version (dried) in a necklace I have. Hardly any resemblance. The song fits the flower so beautifully. Thanks for sharing the real thing! (Yeah, Carol, now I can't stop singing the song either!)
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by Swissblad on Sat Jul 09, 2022 11:42 pm
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Tom Whelan wrote:
Lovely image of the group in nice light - the inner florets are fascinating.


Thank you Tom - one really needs to inspect these little flowers up close to see their true beauty.
 

by Swissblad on Sat Jul 09, 2022 11:43 pm
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How wonderful to see them live like this. Closest I've come to seeing one is a flattened version (dried) in a necklace I have. Hardly any resemblance. The song fits the flower so beautifully. Thanks for sharing the real thing!  (Yeah, Carol, now I can't stop singing the song either!)

Thank you Cynthia - my pleasure - it's been years since we've seen such an abundance of alpine flora again.
 

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