In high mountains here in Central Europe spring comes considerably later than in lowlands or low mountain ranges. Here in an altitude of about 2.200 metres spring approximately begins in the middle of June and growing season lasts only about two and a half months.
I photographed these gentians (Gentiana acaulis) with my smartphone in the Austrian state Tyrol at the end of June and as you can see they just peek out of the old grass of the previous year. These gentians somehow are one of the emblems of the Alps and of course these little gems are strictly protected.
Is there a more intensive blue in nature … ?!
In the panoramic photo you can see the high valley where I found them.
The gentians are lovely flowers, I'm glad they're protected, The LV is exactly what a panorama should be, I feel like I'm entering the vast solitude of this trek through the meadow toward the magnificent mountains. GLF, Pat