Word a Week Photo Challenge: Mountain

I haven’t participated in A Word in Your Ear’s photo challenge in a while, but when Sue’s dictionary dealt up ‘mountain’ this week, I got very excited indeed.

What is it about mountains that draws people to them? Well, they’re beautiful. Yes, but why? Why do folks almost universally stand in awe when presented with a mountain range? Why is a mountain landscape so much more appealing than, say, a vast plain of corn or the seemingly endless green of the flat Yucatan forests? Is it their sheer bulk? Is it the infinite diversity of form and slope and shape? Is it the way the eye trips over them, slides through the valleys and up the peaks, holds them against the overwhelming immensity of the empty sky?

I don’t know, really, but when holiday times come around, our family usually heads for some elevation. Here’s a collection of shots from some of your travels – hope you enjoy.

apple tree and mountains, Radnig

Apple tree and mountains, Radnig, Austria

bog cotton, Trafrask

Bog cotton and mountains, Trafrask, Beara Peninsula, Ireland

cable car lines with lake below

View from cable car, Bohinj, Slovenia

Cemetery Hallstatt

Cemetery and steeple, Hallstatt, Austria

chapel steeple and mountains, Radnig 2

Church steeple, Radnig, Austria

cliffs with fog, Wolfgang See

Wolfgangsee, Austria

Cows in pasture above Lake Bohinj

Bohinj, Slovenia

D and Grandma playing, Rinvyle beach

D and Grandma, Renvyle beach, Ireland

D and mom in the lake, Bohinj

Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

Davo Karmicar mountain hut

Mountain hut, Jezersko, Slovenia

erosion at work, Na Pali

Na Pali coast, Kauai

deer, Kleefeld

Deer, Kleefeld, Austria

evening lake Connemara

Evening lake, Connemara, Ireland

graveyard, Beara

Cemetery, Beara Peninsula, Ireland


Flying over Greenland

Hallstatt See with mountains and mallards

Hallstattersee, Austria

hiking, Kleefeld

Hiking, Kleefeld, Austria

horses and cows, hiking near Ancel farm

Jezersko, Slovenia

horses and peaks, Makek farm

Horses at Makek Farm, Jezersko, Slovenia

Kotor bay, Montenegro

Gulf of Kotor, Montenegro

Kylemore Lough

Kylemore Lough, Ireland

Lake Bled viewed from the castle

Lake Bled, Slovenia

late afternoon light at Einkerhof

Late afternoon light, Reinsberg, Austria

orchard, mountains, and wooden building, Makek farm

Makek Farm, Jezersko, Slovenia

Please don't plunge off the mountain

Please do not plummet to your death, Slovenia

snow-covered mountains, Greenland

Snow-covered mountains, Greenland

snowdrops and peak

Snowdrops and peaks, Austria

summit, Nassfeld 2

Summit, Nassfeld, Austria

Susan and D, Wolgang See

Wolfgangsee, Austria

taro fields, Hanalei valley

Taro fields, Hanalei Valley, Kauai

the white spot in the center is a helicopter, to give one some sense of scale

Waimea Canyon, Kauai. The tiny white spot is a helicopter, to give a sense of scale.

Trafrask with wild iris

Wild iris, Trafrask, Ireland

view, Campitello

Sella Ronda, Campitello, Italy

yellow flowers and cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Thanks once again, Sue. A marvelous word this week!

2 thoughts on “Word a Week Photo Challenge: Mountain

    • Thanks, bebs1. They were all very, very beautiful places. And yes, the blue-tinted view from the summit at Nassfeld was particularly stunning. Thanks for visiting and for your comments!


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