Mystery Death of a Snail

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It can be the small things which can make me wonder. While hiking up a trail up to a mountain, a snail in the middle of a tree trunk had my attention. A beautiful coiled shell!

Snail on a trunk

Snail on a trunk

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The Yellow Collection

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Now I can tell the truth: the hidden goal of this color posts is to check if I’m color blind or not (and you can check the same :-). After the lilac collection, here is the last one: this time the color is yellow, and includes a small trap.

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Weissdorn/Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)

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I like the Crataegus or ‘Hawthorn’. The small white flowers of the white variant are not really spectacular alone, but together they build a beautiful ensemble:

Weissdorn

Weissdorn (click to enlarge)

The Hawthorn provides food and shelter for many birds. And according to legends, they are associated with fairies.

Happy Flowering 🙂

Dandelion, Snow and Mythen

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The long Easter Weekend has its benefits, beside of preparing lecture material and writing up geeky technology articles :-). I love that view with meadows sprinkled with all the Dandelion, and the snow-covered mountains in the back. Back on the left the peaks of the Mythen.

Mythen Panorama

Talkessel Schwyz (click to enlarge)

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Klöntalersee

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The Klöntalersee is a lake in the Canton of Glarus, Switzerland. The lake has a size of about 3.3 km² and has been created by a prehistoric rock slide after the last ice age. From 1908 on it is used as a reservoir for electricity production. The picture below is from the Schwammhöhe looking down to the lake.

Klöntalsee from Schwammhöhe

Klöntalsee from Schwammhöhe

Happy Klöntaling 🙂

All Saints Day with the Stoos Ridge Hike

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The ‘All Saints Day’ (Nov 1st) is a public holiday for some parts of Switzerland. And because I’m lucky to live in that part and because it could have been one of the last days with excellent hiking conditions, I wanted to hike a trail which has been on my bucket list for a very long time: the ‘Gratwanderweg’ (ridge hike) on the Stoos.

Ridge Walk

Ridge Walk

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