We were expecting beautiful vistas overlooking the foothills and mountains of the Julian Alps, and we certainly weren’t disappointed. Since it was already mid-June though, we assumed that the wildflower season was past its peak. And though it may have been past peak we were not displeased; no, far from it.
On every trail we walked, we encountered a multitude of colorful wildflowers, beautiful fungi, and a wonderful variety of insects (specifically butterflies and moths – the fliers).
Whether they were the numerous species of terrestrial orchids, the mushrooms that pushed up through the leaf litter of the forest floor, or the mysterious clear-winged moths, we were mesmerized by the flora and fauna all around us.
When our eyes looked up from the beauty of the earth around our feet to include the mountainous backdrop covered with forests, fields, and meadows, we were in awe.
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