Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Looking for Coffee at 9,000 Feet
Almost on Top of the World


Looking for Coffee

at 9,000 feet -

laughing matter
for the Alpine Chough!


Photographed 16 June 2012
Dachstein Glacier
9000 feet above sea level
Styria, Austria
Images and Text © by Merisi

25 comments:

  1. Yeah, the bird already has his coffee. A little further down the mountain.

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  2. :) Um yeah... I mean no... You're not going to find it up there...

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  3. Frozen frappuccino Alpino?

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    1. If Starbucks were up there, I bet they would offer one! ;-)

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  4. Hmm...coffee? Might I suggest a Thermos?

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    1. Thermos? Too lazy for that! ;-)

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  5. Frozen coffee, now there's a concept I can wrap my hands around...extra cream please...still hobbled from surgery but getting around better...hope all is well with you
    hugs
    Sandi

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    1. How 'bout frozen coffee slush?
      Get well soon!

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  6. That is very high! The blue sky and white snow make for a wonderful contrast in your photos.

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    1. The light and glare are such up there that without dark glasses and a hat you'd go blind. The sky was even deeper blue, as if one were in outer space.

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  7. I'm speechless! What an experience! And yes, I sincerely hope you had a thermos :))

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    1. Next time, I'll take you up there, into thin air! ;-)

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  8. looks a fantastic walk, and an alpine cough as well!

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    1. Simon, you'd love it! xxx

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  9. What in the world are you doing up there, Merisi, aside from taking wonderful pictures...

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    1. What with temperatures in the 90s, a glacier seemed like the right place to catch a breeze! ;-)

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  10. Nothing more spectacular than flying over the Alps.

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    1. Getting to or near the top of one of the Alpine peaks is not bad either. ;-)

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  11. Absolutely glorious! What an amazing hike that must have been! It's over 90f here today and just looking at these photos makes me feel cool and refreshed....

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    1. Hard to believe, but it was warm enough to hike with only a long-sleeved shirt!
      Still, it was definitely not in the 90s. ;-)

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  12. Snow blindness here with your new pretty pale grey type.
    Can't find nuttin much less coffee cups
    nice birdie!!

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    1. Carol,
      there is certainly more snow - and glare - than in Paris, sorry! ;-)
      I have used the same type color for more than a month now, but changed it to black now.

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  13. Anonymous24 June, 2012

    Gorgeous !!!
    Marie-Noëlle

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