No idea what these are but they were in the Alpine region of the High Tatra Mountains. As we walked up the trail we’d suddenly be overwhelmed by powerful perfumes and scents. Stunning.
The weather here at the moment is extreme. We go from bright sunshine to blizzard and then back again every few hours. Because of this, the snow covering on the trees doesn’t last long and its evapouration causes a cloud layer.
Many visitors to the forest here are shocked to discover how similar it is to a rain forest due to its damp conditions.
It’s Easter and I really thought Spring was here at last. I was wrong…
My eldest boy has just returned from ski camp. This is a photo he took on the bus as they passed the Tatra Mountains. With the socialist era flat blocks in the foreground, and the thick snow covering anything, it really sums up this country.
The early morning sun tries to break through the almost ever-present cloud cover over a Carpathian valley near Lake Domasa. This morning’s drive was so stunning that it was hypnotically beautiful. Every tree was white, their boughs heavy from snow fall
This stretch of back road is only a couple of miles from my village house in Eastern Slovakia. It’s the perfect motorbike road but today it was thick with snow and heavily pitted. Stunning views. Lots of wildlife.