May 28: hike to Vnà
From the bus stop, a ways below Ramosch, I hiked up through the village and then continued to a smaller, higher village, Vnà.
Starting up the winding road.
Sunslice on a multicurved retaining wall.
The tower of the large Florinuskirche.
A classic masonry-corner, wood-infill Engadin house.
Cows in a selection of orientations.
The Florinuskirche. Note that it's just after noon; the clock struck noon as I was in the vicinity and then kept ringing very loudly (but beautifully) for several minutes maybe. The whole valley was vibrating.
This is what's known in the trade as "a slew" of steps.
Gentians, I think; at any rate they're the gorgeous pure blue/violet of gentians.
A somehow perfectly straight shortcut trail up to Vnà.
Clematis tufts, or are they a little too... tufty to be clematis?
Just away from the upper, western edge of Ramosch is the Ruina Tschanüff, a precipitous castle ruin.
The road to Vnà zigzags and hairpins and in between is this long rhythm of terraces and power lines, and cows.
Silver mound! So soft.
A high view of Ramosch and its tree-lined terraces.
Thank goodness there's a valley between Ramosch and Piz S-chalembert's landslides.
One of supernumerary hairpin turns. OK, fine, just four. I don't remember what that little covered-wagon-looking object was.
Those wooden steps seem to barely be holding the erosive trail together.
A glade of terraces, looking velvety because of their cover of white flowers.
An apiary! Another one for the collection.
A more distant Ramosch and a larch keeping its branches a consistent distance off the ground, which, how do trees do that?
More trees with parallel-to-ground crown bases.