The Summer Solstice brings very special solstice celebrations to towns and villages throughout Tirol. After sunset, bonfires are lit on mountaintops all over the country. Dating back to the Middle Ages, different traditions to celebrate this special occasion have emerged in different Tirolean regions and towns.
We were delayed getting to the top of the mountain by a thunderstorm so by the time we got there it was a bit too dark but here a few images of the dramatic skies and the bonfire.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017
Like many butterflies, the Marbled Whites have emerged at least a week earlier than previous years in our village. They are also as plentiful as we have ever seen with literally dozens of them taking last feeds and then roosting yesterday evening. Here a few different lighting conditions to show off their delicacy.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
We spent yesterday at Titchwell RSPB Reserve and Hunstanton (to follow). Another very hot and bright day so great to be on the beach in a cooler breeze. Quite a variety of birds on the reserve - all a little distant for photography. In contrast, the Black-headed Gull was very confiding.