a few months ago i have been again in Bulgaria and of course i went also to the mountains but somehow i did not show the new pictures, perhaps because they are very similar to these i have shown before. On the German forum i have already shown these newer pictures so a few of you may already know them.
At about 2000 meters there still has been some snow so i could not revisit all locations i have shown last time.
The weather wasn´t really good and it often rained so these locations have been very wet, some plants were even submerged so i could not reach these places. Because of the not so good weather the red coloured plants have been only slightly reddish this time.
During my stay in Bulgaria we have had several earthquakes, 5,9 on the scale of Richter. The epicentre was only about 15km from the place we live when we are in Bulgaria (Sofia).
Interestingly there are several springs of hot water at the bottum of the massif and it tastes really good.
Later this year these locations dried out nearly completly, it has been a very long, hot and very dry summer, several months with temperatures above 30 degree and nearly no rain.
Location3 i also visited but the plants have not been in flower and location4 was still covered by some snow.
Here are the pictures.
Location1 at about 1500 meters, most plants have already been in flower.
Mites seem to like these flowers as well, often i saw them on the flowers.
Of course i found also some mutants like this one.
Location2, at about 1800 meters, 10 meters next to the flowering plants there was still some snow and some flowering crocus at the right.
Here not all plants have been in flower.
Green/yellow and red coloured plants next to each other.
yellow coloured plant
slightly reddish plant
green coloured plant
a group of greenish plants
A few days later much more plants have been in flower.
up to 3 flowers per plant, i even found some plants with 4 flowers.
These plants were growing between higher grasses, often nearly only the flowers were visible.
Hopefully you will like them and sorry for the big number of pictures.