Amy is our host this week, and she hopes we will share our joy and pleasure of visiting/climbing mountains. I know many of us are mountain lovers, so we are looking forward to seeing your responses! Be sure to link to Amy’s original post and use the Lens-Artists tag.
In the mountains, there you feel free.
– T. S. Eliot
…blue glaciers and
mocca coloured, volcanic Iceland. They are calling to me with their special light and fresh air.
On top of the world is the Himalayas, an impressive mountain range. Here seen from northern Bhutan.
A holy lake in Tibet. The landscape is vast and it took some time for my son to walk down to the water. Lower mountains here, but still impressive. The clouds seemed to hang right above us, almost touchable, and the contrasts were bright in the thin air. This is about 3000-4000 meters above sea level.
Hiking mountains is so much more than the spectacular views – it is meeting other hikers, photographing flowers, animals, and different landscapes.
Many of us seek the mountains to be alone. To shut out the world and just BE. Silence is rare in this world.
Go where you feel most alive.
So, mountains are calling me because of their beauty, for peace of mind and soul…for moving my body at a pace that suits me, for spending time in the glory of nature. And for photography.
I will finish with other ways of loving mountains… bungyjumping, kiteflying, skiing, rafting, aso…today there are endless activities to try in the mountains if hiking is not your thing. In New Zealand you can get it all.
I cannot thank you enough for last week’s explosion in flowers! You sent us just what I had hoped for – an abundance of glorious flowers! For once, you could indulge in lovely flower images without regret (!), and many of you pointed out the impossibility in chosing favourites – because we love them all! ♥
Next week, John will host LAPC #223. Be sure to visit his site for loads of inspiration. Until then, stay safe and be kind.
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The tranquility is what I love in the mountains, and your pictures reminded me of that feeling. Great shots 🥰
Thank you! Yes, soundless and close to the sky!
I love all your all inclusive look at mountains majesty, activity, tranquility, and even the diversity. Again I love how you keep people in your photos to gain the true perspective. I love wildflowers in Switzerland, And the soaring of the parasail.
❤So glad you enjoyed them, Donna. Memories .
What a wonderful selection of mountains from around the world.
I am glad you enjoyed it, thank you!
Your Scandinavian opener looks like paradise to me. I don’t suppose it’s warm but one can dream. And those Himalayan shots are definitely the stuff of dreams! Awe inspiring places you’ve been, hon.
❤Thank you, Jo!
Beautiful views of these mountains!
Thank you, Aletta!
Oh you sure know how to capture gorgeous mountain scenes 😀 😀
😊Thank you Cee!
You have captured perfectly just how majestic mountains are, and how diverse their beauty is. When it comes to the Canary Islands, I mostly heard of the beaches, so thank you for introducing me to the mountains there. The monk-like rock looks very cool.
Thank you. When we visit the islands we never go to the beach. Only the mountaains.
Great photos from everywhere! I love the banner shot. I was hiking in Austria one time, struggling up steep narrow trails, and when I got to the top there were all these cattle sprawled about. They apparently knew an easier way up! 🙂
Haha, yes! I love the cows up there. Friendly and easygoing. Maybe they used the ski lifts?
So many beautiful mountain views! I recognise that church in Iceland 😀 And I loved seeing the Himalaya shots as I’m on my way to Nepal hoping to see them there!
You will! We saw the sunrise over Mount Everst from Nagarkot. A wonderful country. Happy travels!
A magical post, Ann-Christine. I loved your photos and your words, reminding us how much beauty there is in the world. Wonderful!
Thank you, Sofia, I too need reminders…and this was an opportunity! Happy you liked the post and could feel a bit of the mountain magic. ♥
Thanks Leya for letting me dream away in all these mountain worlds from whole over the world 🙂
My pleasure! Happy you could dream away!
I so miss being within sight of mountains, but these pictures refresh my soul. The image with the purple flowers in the foreground (they’re not crocus are they?) is a wonder.
I can understand that, Margaret. You lived closer to them! And the flowers – I wonder too, but think maybe some iris?
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Thank you Ann-Christine for giving us a beautiful world mountain tour. Your images are outstanding.
Thank you, Anne, it was my pleasure to revisit them too!
This is an impressive collection of mountain shots. Thanks for sharing their beauty in your photographs.
Glad you liked them, Nes! Thank you!
Stunning photos of these mountains. I remember the thin air when I was in the altiplano of Peru. Ann Christine you have also included some beautiful flowers in these mountains. Beautiful!
Thank you, Anne – so glad you liked them! And Peru, yes, you felt the thin air too. We flew directly from Lima to Puno, and I had caught a cold in Lima…so I could not stay up the first day, but had to lie in bed to adjust to the thin air. Scary. Never had that trouble before. You made it OK?
Yes I did ok and managed to trek the 4 days of the Inca Trail. But I was in my early 30s at the time 😄
Ah yes, the trail I never walked!
Beautiful photos, Ann-Christine! I especially liked your pictures of the Himalayas and the three at the end of your post. Yes, many of us venture to the mountains to experience the peace and quiet there.
I am glad you liked them – and not much can compare to the silence and peacefulness up there!
Spectacular view mountain ranges from Scandinavia… to New Zealand. Can’t imagine living under the majestic mountains in Scandinavia. I love how you captured all the activities, the last image made me smile. Thank you for sharing, AC!
Thank you, Amy! I am not one of those jumping people, rafting and such, but I love looking at others doing this!
I loved every one of these photos Ann-Christine. The greenery and flowers are lovely. I now have seen a Glacier end for the first time up close, so beautiful 🙂 🙂
Thank you, Brian! Glad I could treat you with something new!
I love seeing new things ❤
Then there are two of us ♥
Such beauty shown in so many ways Ann-Christine. I especially loved your images with people enjoying the mountain vistas. Somehow your images reminded me of the beauty seen in the movie The Sound Of Music. I could just see Julie Andrews twirling around enjoying many of them. You have see so many different mountains – including the Himalayas. Lucky you! Clearly you’ve made the most of all of them.
Thank you, Tina – and yes, indeed Switzerland is a country of Sound of Music!