Alpine Valley, the big view . . . Atop the German-speaking Central Alps, looking South-east.
Click here or on photo to see the same image, but now with a map of the
Schutzwald, or Protection Forest. See also the image & story below of
the Sick Norwegian Spruce, the dominant species of this green band
of highcountry security:
How mountains everywhere in the world encourage a natural
back and forth between the close-up details of the bottomlands
of daily life and the broad, wide-angle view from high, snowy peaks
which seems to reach out to infinity. Spiritual balm for chronically
short-sighted Western culture indeed!
Spruce . . .
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