Friday, March 18, 2011

Photo Friday: Edelweiss, Edelweiss

"Edelweiss, Edelweiss, bless my homeland forever."  We've all heard Captain Von Trapp sing it.  But did you know it's illegal to pick this delicate little flower in many countries in Europe?  The wild Edelweiss is heavily protected by law.  It's one of the rarest flowers in the Alps and grows only in high altitude.  I took this picture in Halstatt, Austria, and it wasn't in the wild.  It was being sold as a souvenir in a shop!

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  1. We used to sing that song all the time at camp, because one of the counselors was from Austria. It's such a beautiful song.

  2. My husband will have you to thank for me singing the song over and over all weekend long! =)

  3. I can't believe that is a flower it looks like ice.

  4. Confession time - "Edelweiss" is on my roster of songs I sing to Baby S at bedtime! I will always be a sucker for "Sound of Music" I guess. :)

  5. I know, ladies, this song is definitely an earworm.


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