Flower power

In northeastern Switzerland where the Alps touch the two small Cantons of Appenzell Inner- and Ausserrhoden the snow was quite obnoxious this Spring. But now it is receding pushed back by flower power.

On Alp Fählen the preparations are in full swing: Cleaning, airing the mattresses and bedsheets, prepare the fences etc, etc. On Friday the Inauen family goes up with the horse and goats. The cows follow a week later.

The snow resisted a long time…
…but now it’s melting quickly.
Flower power: The beautiful Enzian…
…and the Alpine Anemone.
While the inside gets cleaned, the sheets take in the sun and fresh air.