Saturday, 1 June 2019

Alpine Ragwort


Photograph Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Alpine Ragwort Senecio alpinus grows in pasture, paddocks, and along water courses. This plant was one I photographed at nearly 2000 metres near a piggery in an area that was divided up with electric fences, presumably to keep grazing animals in (not necessarily the pigs, it could have been grazed by cows occasionally).

In other news, we have decided to postpone our trip to Switzerland to participate in the SwissAlpine. We can't afford to go this year, none of our friends and family can make it, and in any case it doesn't look like either of us will be fit enough to do 20+ kilometres of alpine hiking. We are going to the Pyrenées in the early autumn though, and will plan to go to Switzerland next year for Simon's sixtieth.

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4 comments:

Katie Zeller said...

Too bad you'll miss the hike. I love walking in the mountains and miss it living here in (relatively) flat land

GaynorB said...

The mountains will be there, waiting for you, next year. In the meantime let's sample all the walks this lovely area has to offer - heel spurs allowing.

Susan said...

Yes I think you two and us walk well together. You are a good pairing for Simon, and Tim and I seem to have the same natural pace.

Susan said...

We'll get some good walking in the Pyrenées in September I hope.

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