2447 – Where The Wild Roses Grow III

This is the time of the year when the alpine rose, a.k.a “Almrausch” around here, should be in full flower. It only lasts a few days and the exact time depends on height above sea level and of course on the weather.

As you see, this year I was a bit too early, but I may come back next weekend for the sea of pink covering the mountains.

This is at the heart of one of Carinthia’s national parks. About 30 years ago “Nockalmstraße” was built, a fascinating street crossing one of the most beautiful areas in Carinthia. We’ll get back with two more images tomorrow.

The Song of the Day is one more time “Where The Wild Roses Grow“, a brilliant collaboration of Kylie Minogue and Nick Cave, taken from the 1996 album “Murder Ballads”. Hear it on YouTube.