April Runs

… hikes, kickbikes, skis and more

JUD0607 – Family weekend

The older I get the more I enjoy spending time with ‘my people’ so on Saturday we took the kids swimming and on Sunday we went to a ‘real hike’ again, to the mountains. Turns out that one of our girls has a vertigo in the chair lift and the other one is addicted to beach balls (which she tries to steal).

On the topic of the local flora, we walked along a meadow with Alpine orchids or Knabenkräuter. In Greek mythology, Orchis was the son of a nymph and a satyr. During a celebratory feast for Bacchus, Orchis committed the sacrilege of attempting to rape a priestess, resulting in his being torn apart by wild beasts, then metamorphosing into this slender and modest plant.

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And since we are in ancient Greece, lets look at the etymology of another name: Windröschen (Anemone). Apparently, the anemone sprang from the tears of Venus when she wept for Adonis:

Where streams his blood there blushing springs a rose

And where a tear has dropped, a windflower blows.

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5 km walking/hiking/stroller pushing….

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2 thoughts on “JUD0607 – Family weekend

  1. 12Honzade on said:

    Je zajimavy, ze tento rok zapisku vyjevil tvoje botanicke sklony..:)… O to “prekvapivejsi” se muze zdat, ze si vzpominam na “sve botanicke” detstvi:)… Ta prvni vypada jako klasicky vstavac majovy, aneb “kukacka”.. u tech pryskyrnikovitych (a sasanek obzvlast) se tesim, az sem das nejake ty alpske druhy, ktere maji velke kvety..:)…
    Jjo, alpska kvetena je zajimava.. Tak at ji co nejvic objevujes pri cestach a behu “do Hory”..:). MSF! At nam to beha! 12:)

    • JJ, ja taky krisim matne vzpominky na botanicky oddil Alcedo… kdeze lonske snehy jsou, resp. snehy minuleho stoleti. Alpske druhy, podobne jako kamziky v zivotni velikosti, na svych vybezich v okoli naseho domu potkavaji zatim jenom Strakovi :-).

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