zaterdag 13 augustus 2011

Slovensko podeželje in narave

Slovenian countryside and nature.

I've already shown...
and Ljubljana, the lovely capital of Slovenia;
but I haven't shown any of 
Slovenia's beautiful nature and countryside yet.
Slovenia has so much unspoilt nature worth discovering.
There's Triglav national park, located in the Julian Alps
in the North-west of Slovenia and named after Triglav,
the highest mountain in Slovenia in the heart of the park.
Triglav is also the national symbol of Slovenia.
The Julian Alps are named after Julius Caesar.

There are glacier lakes. Lake Bled is one of those.

There's the Pokljuka plateau with it's pine forests and alpine meadows.

A lovely wooden cottage on the Pokljuka.

There's Vintgar gorge where you walk on
the specially constructed wooden paths that
run against the rocks and sometimes over the river Radovna,
searching it's way through the narrow gorge.

There are stunning views once you've reached a mountaintop
after a long walk or
many hairpin turns by car...

There are the constructions that can be found all over the countryside.
These are hay drying racks (Kozolec), typical for Slovenia.

And of course there are the wildflowers
in meadows or along a path or road...

It was only while looking at the above picture back home
that I noticed how many insects were
crawling through the flower....
Hope this didn't freak you all out
but I just had to show it ;-))

That's it for now,
there are more wildflowers to come!


9 opmerkingen:

  1. These photos are totally and completely breathtaking! I love the quaint little curvy-shuttered cottages, the pristine rolling hills, and the clear gorge waters! How amazing to have seen these things with your own eye!

  2. Wat een prachtige omgeving zeg!! echt genieten van je geweldig mooie foto's
    fijne zondag

  3. Ohhh Marian wat is het daar prachtig mooi,ik hou van de natuur en in dat huisje zou ik zo gaan wonen,ik ga nog een keertje kijken,wat schitterend! Ik wens je een fijne week,lieve groet Joke.

  4. Wow wat is het schitterend daar..dat helder groene water tussen die rotsen, daar zou ik graag willen zijn zeg!

  5. Wat een prachtige serie zeg. Niet alleen de bloemen, maar ook de foto's van de omgeving!


  6. Thanks so much for visiting me! I am thrilled to have found you too and am following along! You have a lovely blog - and a magnificently beautiful country. thanks so much for the tip about the St. Nicholas church - I will post about it soon and link back to you!

  7. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!
    We have friends from Slovania and now I know what they mean when they say how lovely it is ♥

  8. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww your photos are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fantastic.. I think, this is Austria.. but no I read it is not Austria..
    Sooooo nice.. I love mountains..
    Our holidays is in Austria next saturday :O)
    Kisses Susi

  9. Slovenia is gorgeous! I've heard that it is but your photos make it just magical, Marian. Very peaceful and calm.

    And the bugs did freak me out a bit but as you say, you had to show them. :) – g