Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer in the Mountains [Part 2/2]: Into the Woods

We continue our stay in the mountains, as the day rears its head towards sunset. The dogs were jumping around as we reached the bottom of the valley. The journey so far was very enjoyable, but after our rest in the valley, the hike up hill waited for us. Luckily, the sights along the way made up for the heavy steps.

This is a two part photo series, and includes the following parts:
Part 1: A Hike into the Valley
Part 2: Into the Woods

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The Fountain

For a lack of a better word, I'm calling this small structure in the valley a fountain, even though it's a combination of a water spring and a kitchen tap. Anyway, the dogs had a place to drink some fresh water (Beni even stayed in a pool of water that had collected at the bottom of the fountain). We took a few shots here, until eventually heading up hill.




The way out is the way through

I love this view that greeted us as soon as we started walking back. A lonely, isolated mountain house was build on the entrance of the woods. Our path would also lead us through the forest, so I was really excited to capture the sights inside.

A herd of sheep was resting under a big tree. The shade provided some much needed shelter from the sun. The temperature was low, but the sun can still burn you here if you are exposed to it for long.


Entering the Woods

Inside the woods you could really sense the calm of this place. We were shielded from the sun and the soft breeze of the wind could be heard. The path gives some nice views on either side of it and I tried to capture as much as I could.





Returning Home

To some of you this sight will be familiar. I took some shots from here in my post titled "Misty Valley of the river Neretva". It was nice to revisit the location at a different time of day. This time there was no fog so you could see the valley of the Neretva much clearer. I parked my car on the side of the road, we took some more shots from here, until eventually returning home.






The End

49 comments:

  1. The hills are alive to the sound of music.... that's what your first picture reminded me of. It's a terrific shot. Like all the others, too, of course.

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  2. It is great scenery. A good place to walk with a camera.

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  3. Lovely photos, and beautiful view over the valley!

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  4. Hello Mersad, lovely views! It is a beautiful place for a walk and to enjoy the scenery. Love the cute pups! Have a happy day!

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  5. This reminds me of scenes from the movie The Sound of Music.

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  6. that big tree in number 8 looks like the entrance to he enchanted forest.. love the first photo of your friend floating in the air with that POP of PINK.. beautiful shot. the views are to die for.

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  7. Klasse Impressionen und Fotos und das erste Foto finde ich absolut lustig und genial. Schaut nach Freude pur aus und der Kontrast der pinkfarbenen Jacke ist klasse.

    Herzliche Grüsse

    N☼va

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  8. love all the fences in the trees and the cute little home, too. :)

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  9. These are like fairy tales or The Sound of Music! So lovely!

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  10. absolutely beautiful images! I would love to live in that lovely cottage - well, for a few seasons anyway....winter not being one of them.

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    1. Yeah, when the snow hits, only a pretty sight remains. Everything else is pretty harsh I assume.

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  11. does someone still live in that house? it's beautiful but does seem quite lonely...great shots, the first one is fun!

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    1. There are many other houses in the valley and in the mountains here in general. A lot of people have cottages here for weekend getaways.

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  12. Amazing views and vistas!

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  13. Another awesome place, Mersad, and superb captures as always!! Such a great place to walk, spend time and enjoy the beauty!! Your pics are the next best thing to being there myself!! Thank you for sharing the fun and the beauty!! Always love the pictures of Beni, too!!

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  14. Looks like a fine walk into the valley, and you found interesting things there. But I generally follow a rule about walks. Never start a walk going down hill or a bike ride with the wind. Getting back can be much longer and perhaps painful. Glad you found great scenes to photograph. Good post.

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    1. The wind wasn't that big, only a breeze. Thanks for your visit and comment.

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  15. Wow, what incredible views. Nature is everywhere and it's waiting to be explored, just like this.

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  16. Magnificent photos!!! Will being going home to visit in Colorado and can hardly wait to be back in those mountains!!! Wishing you well!

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    1. I bet that visit will be great. Hope to see some photos of it as well.

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  17. the scenery is just stunning adn your photographs are gorgeous. Love the 2 dogs as well

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  18. Your photos definitely make me want to visit your part of the world. There seems to be so much variety within easy driving distance.

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  19. My heart is craving the peace of hills

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  20. Gorgeous! Wonder what the red stripes and circles are for on the trees?

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  21. Like the valley and cliff shots the best. Amazing.

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  22. The scenery here is just breathtaking, and your photography makes it so inviting! I wouldn't be surprised if you have many requests from blogging friends who want to go with you on your travels!

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  23. Misty Valley of the river Neretva is tremendous!!
    ~

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  24. I'm so glad you captured that little house. What a beautiful place to step outside the front door and be in all this nature.

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  25. My oh my that view of that valley was stunning. I loved the path shots into the woods and the nice fencing there as well. The dogs looked to be having a lovely time and did everyone and I can see why.

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  26. gorgeous images Mersad. I love number 12, its like they cut slabs off the birch trees and made the fence, so very pretty.

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  27. The woods are very beautiful and I like your captures, Mersad!
    Have a Wonderful Day!
    Peace :)

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  28. I love your photos of the woods. So lush, green and beautiful! Looks like a wonderful hike.

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  29. Great scenery. Lovely photos

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  30. Such a beautiful wooded area, Mersad! I really enjoyed seeing the entire trip. The little house on the hill is one of my favorite shots. But that view down off the mountain...wow! Cute shots too of your friends and Beni. How wonderful there is a fountain there at the spring!

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  31. Beautiful images, as always. I just love the look of the little home in the mountains.

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  32. Your path photos and the photo of the house and sheep are all very appealing. I would like to hike around there.

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  33. beaituful landscape indeed...it reminds me of home...we have some here in NY as well...

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  34. Fairy-tale landscapes! And you have such good models!

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  35. Such lovely scenery! Your photos are stunning.

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  36. What an incredible, incredible walk!

    I loved the first photo...those bright pink jeans looks so fun against the green, green grass.

    Thanks for a fanciful link for the letter F.

    A+

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  37. Incredible views. My favorite is the fence in the woods with the old dirt road.

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  38. Amazing views of hills, woods and misty valley. Thank you for the lovely tour.

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  39. You travel and live near some amazingly gorgeous scenery. - The dogs look to be enjoying that watering stop. - Loved the path to the forest shots with the lovely trees and fences. It looked so peaceful and pretty. The shots of the valley were just awesome.

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  40. Super scenery and I'd feel at home wandering through the woodland.

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  41. What beautiful countryside. Gorgeous photos. The little dogs are so cute.

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  42. Oh my word, this could be the backdrop for a movie! Love these photos Mersad. Thanks so much for creating this linkup!! Happy travels to you~

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