Spring break – Alpine squill (Scilla bifolia)

Spring has arrived – slowly, but it has!

And although I have been processing our photos from Norway in every free minute, I took the time to look for the beautiful Alpine squills which are usually about the first to start blooming. I didn’t have much hope to find any when I went last Friday but to my great surprise, I found the small hill in Baselbiet full of these delicate flowers. Many were still closed but I knew that they would emerge very quickly and returned yesterday afternoon. I did not get as much nice light as during my first visit but I still enjoyed playing with these tiny, rare flowers.

Both photos have been taken with old manual lenses that I just love using. They feel good, they slow you down and are a joy to use – it is just fun, fun, fun!

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  • Andrew Hardacre - 21/03/2013 - 07:07

    Oooooh! These are gorgeous. Especially number 2. I think you should auction prints to raise money for Cyprus – they need “squillions” of Euros :-)ReplyCancel

  • Kristel Schneider - 21/03/2013 - 08:10

    Hi Sandra, 2nd one is my favorite. I am going to look for them tomorrow! Officially spring today!ReplyCancel

  • Steve Gingold - 21/03/2013 - 08:32

    Lovely. I am glad you found something to brighten your day…..and ours. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Hilde - 21/03/2013 - 20:00

    wooooow, these are great! so tender and soft colours. I like them both!ReplyCancel

  • Helene Titsch - 22/03/2013 - 13:34

    These are absolutely stunning! Great bokeh and wonderful colors all around!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 21/03/2013 - 07:12

    LOL :) Thanks, @[1293848311:2048:Andrew] – glad you like the little beauties 😉ReplyCancel

  • Lottie Nevin - 21/03/2013 - 07:26

    Extremely gorgeous – love the colours.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 21/03/2013 - 09:54

    Thank you, @[100002337094290:2048:Steve] :)ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 21/03/2013 - 10:46

    Good luck!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 22/03/2013 - 15:03

    Thank you, Helene!ReplyCancel

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