Afternoon Frost, Lake Bohinj

Afternoon frost, Lake Bohinj

Here are a few shots from a quick visit last Saturday to my favorite spot in Slovenia, the Lake Bohinj Valley in the heart of the Julian Alps in Triglav National Park.

The photo above is at the lake’s western edge; with mountains towering over the lake from three of the four sides, portions along the shores are never exposed to the sun in the winter months, meaning these streaks of frost never fade so long as the temperatures cooperate.

Reflections, Lake Bohinj
Reflections, Lake Bohinj

 

Boathouse, Lake Bohinj
Boathouse, Lake Bohinj

 

Vogel and the cliff top Ski Hotel, top right
Vogel and the cliff top Ski Hotel, top right

 

There was no snow yet along the lake last weekend, or anywhere nearby, but there was ice forming along the lakeshore which made for some interesting patterns where water and leaves crossed paths. Another one of nature’s dances.

And the Vogel Ski Resort cable car did resume operation that morning. Now we just need some snow.

A few more shots below.

Crystallized frost, Lake Bohinj
Crystallized frost, Lake Bohinj

 

Frozen lakeshore, Lake Bohinj
Frozen lakeshore, Lake Bohinj

 

Along the frozen lakeshore, Lake Bohinj
Along the frozen lakeshore, Lake Bohinj

 

Leaves, Lake Bohinj
Leaves, Lake Bohinj

 

Nature's dance, Lake Bohinj
Nature’s dance, Lake Bohinj

 

For the record, which bears repeating each time I post about Bohinj:, the area isn’t a valley per se, although many locals will insist it is. Rather, it’s the Bohinj Basin (kotlina in Slovenian), from which Lake Bohinj, the Sava Bohinjka River, the town of Bohinjska Bistrica, and the municipality of Bohinj, all get their name. And by default, the local tourism association, too.

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And For the Record #2, the lead photo serves ably as today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 1074th straight, was snapped in the settlement of Ukanc, Slovenia, on 10 December 2016.

 

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  1. paula graham says

    Another wonderful series. I always am so impressed with your work and your enthousiasme

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