From my base in the village that bears my name, the
train that goes all the way to the Jungfrochjoch makes its stop atop
Kleine Scheidegg, where its grösse counterpart can be spotted to the west
on a clear day. Then it's a 4-mile (6.4 km), 3280 ft (1000
m) descent back to Wengen, past the Lauberhorn and the falls of the
The brief, intense Alpine spring occurs between late
June and mid July, during which the verdant valleys are bedecked with
wildflowers of white, yellow, red and violet. The celebrated Edelweiss is
an early bloomer, however, and cannot be easily spotted at this time.
These photos are taken with the
Canon G1 digital camera.