... there is no sin. At least it is said so... but, I'm really not sure that this is true. Have a look:
This doesn't belong into the mountains, don't you think so? And there were many more cars and motorbikes, the photo shows only a tiny bit of them. Bye bye silence, bye bye fresh air. Well, we haven't arrived on foot on the "Schwägalp" too... I'm a bit ashamed about that. The week before we saw a documentary about marmots on the Schwägalp that's why we decided last Sunday to go hiking on this alp. However, we found many cars and bikes but no marmots of course. The reason why so many people were there, was probably that one:
The Säntis. Looks great, doesn't it?
The summit doesn't look so far away from the Schwägalp... at least through the zoom of the camera *LoL*. We discussed whether we should walk up there, but then we weren't insane and finally took the other way.
Asphalt surfaces on hiking pathes... that's a no go on an alp for me :o(. Just another sin.
But some time further on, the path leaded us through lovely meadows. The only thing that concerned us, was that the path constantly leaded down hill... that meant that sooner or later we would have to walk all the way up again *uff*. I know, usually one should clear such things on the hiking map in advance... but hey, no risk no fun. When hubby and I are hiking, we are used that sooner or later we end up in a dead end. Yes... this only works in tiny Switzerland where one can always find a way back home or at least someone to ask, where the way home is. It's not that we wouldn't have a map with us, no, we just tend to miss the correct pathes.
But there is always such a lot to see.
Here we just laid into the meadow and enjoyed the sun and the lovely sound of the little stream. What a day for a daydream!
The sign says: "Drive slowly and only for 4x4 vehicles". Well, we didn't take it literally and crawled back up the hill on all fours . And we did neither take the poor cow as a 4x4 vehicle.
Die schlappen 400 Höhenmeter haben wir als völlig untrainierte Flachländer erstaunlich locker geschafft. Säntis, beim nächsten Mal bist Du dran (Es gibt ja auch eine Seilbahn :o) ).
We had to walk up about 400 altitudes, which is quite a lot for untrained people from the lowland. But we managed it rather good. Säntis, next time it's your turn (well, there is a cable railway... :o) ).
Back home I had to call Noah from the tree to save the birds.
I guess, he had copied that from the bunnies :o).
It is always a joy to see, how fast he comes along, when I'm calling him. Good boy!
Oh yes, this sweet little birdy I wanted to show you too. Mr and Mrs Marsh Tit had offspring. Those fluffy little fellows weren't shy at all and I'm more than happy that Noah hasn't spotted them yet.
I'd love to be such a little bug and crawl along this cloud of fragrance (as long as no bird comes along).
Done! How exhausting but what a view!
And because it's such a lovely day, I' picked up a bouquet from the garden just for me. Well, even when the garden is full of flowers at the moment, it hurt me to cut them and I could tell you exactly where in the garden they are missing now (I can see the holes). I guess, this bouquet will be the last for a long, long time... I really hate to cut my flowers.
Next time I tell you more about the spiky ladies and gentlemen in my garden but for today that's it.
Yeah, it's time you stop talking and care about me *grumble*.
This is what I was talking about. Well done, tin opener!
Habt ein schönes langes Wochenende. / Enjoy the long weekend!