May 28: Vnà 1
Finally, Vnà emerged over the crest of the hill.
At first, just a thin line of buildings between fields and mountain.
Little white flowers, little yellow flowers, tiny yellow flowers.
The yawning valley back in the direction of Ramosch.
The rhythm of poles and terraces continued right up to the village.
Across the side valley of La Brancla that Vnà sits on more directly, a precarious situation for larches.
The look of this barn on the edge of the village is a rather compelling fusion between traditional Engadin tectonics and a more industrial look.
I feel like I should totally know what these little tintinnabular flowers are, and yet I can't place them.
I'm also not sure what this is either; some sort of mega-thistle? More nettles right next to it too. Better make tracks before I get spined.
Continuing on a theme, I also cannot identify this exactly, but it's clearly an agrotorture device of some sort.
More of the village coming into view. The split-front form of the center house is very typical for the Engadin.
A variegation of cow posteriors.
Looking back after the final hairpin turn further up La Brancla valley.
The steep hillside may make for a challenging stance, but at least it's delicious.
The welcoming committee.
And finally, after orbiting under it for quite a while, Vnà is attained.
Here's that split-front farmhouse again. I like the semi-haphazardness of the cross-bracing in the wooden face.
A lovely interstitial area of retaining walls and boisterous plants.