We decided to continue to explore some of the higher trains leading to the glaciers, but with the heviy rains, and risk if rock slides, we decided to keep todays walks short. This image show how the clouds are thick and moist in the cold alpine air. Even in these conditions, we saw some treasures.
When ever I am traveling, I like to see what local florists are doing, This shop in Grindlewald displays Edlewiess in homemade baskets made from roots.
Lastly, there are many ground orchids growing in the high alpine meadows, this one stood out from the rest of the pink and white species which are all too difficult to identify. Here, aNeottia nidus-avis blooms under the spruce trees at the base of the Eiger's North Face where it risks getting crushed my the massive rockslides that keep occuring in this wet month of June. We saw many trails so covered with freshly tumbled rock and mud, that the rain had not even had time to wash the mud off of the rocks., as they crushed Stone PInes into tooth picks. SO, we decided to turn back!