The Carlina Aucalis (we call it locally the “Silberdistel”) is native to alpine regions in central Europe. When all the other flowers disappear in fall time, the Silberdistel is worth a stop while hiking in higher alpine regions.
Today it has been a mostly rainy day, except in the morning there was a small window with sunshine and no rain. Amazing to watch the bumblebees, bees and wild bees are taking advantage of that opportunity.
Bee on Lavender
While hiking outside to get some sunlight (see “Daylight beating my Jetlag“), I saw on my way one of the rare Cypripedium Calceolus. They are known here as ‘Gelber Frauenschuh’ or ‘Lady’s-Slipper Orchid):
Lady’s Slipper Orchid
The Primula is a flowers in my region which announces the spring time. Captured that beautiful one today with a bug on it 🙂
Primula with Bug