Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mountain Wildflowers










If I had told Matt at the beginning of our hike that I was going to stop every 30 seconds and take a photo of every wildflower he probably would have declined to come.  So I didn't tell him.  These are just some of the wildflowers we passed and a few of the reasons it took us more than 4 hours to do this hike.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Vertical Views







More shots from the Pasterze Glacier Trail.  I cannot overstate how fantastic this trail was for us to hike.  It feels like something we need to do again. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Pasterze Glacier Trail






A few photos from our most incredible hike.  I'm going to let them speak for themselves because classes start tomorrow and I have a last minute addition for which I need to prepare.  But I did take a photo of nearly every wildflower and rock on this trail so you can look forward to more photos and descriptions soon.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

American Kestrel in the City



On my way to a totally exciting meeting on safety and OSHA standards and not hopping on ladders I passed this guy.  Screech...to a halt.  I had to get out and take some photos.  I wish I'd thought to take a neighborhood shot.  Hopefully I'll see him again (11th and Masters ish).  A Temple kestrel, forget the owl.  Although if there are any actual owls hanging out on campus...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Grossglockner High Alpine Road





This was the first time I've spent any time in the Alps and I have to say we picked a fabulous place to start.  The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a stunning drive with so many great hiking opportunities.  I would really like to go back and stay awhile longer.  I can't even tell you how much fun it would be to sit around and draw some rocks. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Mittersill, Austria







Our home base in Austria was the town of Mittersill.  And as you can see at the end of our first rainy day we were rewarded with a sunset rainbow.