Welcome to Blooming Friday where the theme today is Cold Feet! I usually talk about all things floral and foliar but today I’m opting for the literal translation and taking the chance to share some holiday photos taken seven years ago. This is the Yumthang Valley in the state of Sikkim. Sikkim is situated in the eastern Himalayas. Yumthang is in the northern part of the state at an altitude of 11,800 ft. close to Tibet and this is where the tree line ends.
From March to June thousands of rhododendrons, primulas, and other high altitude flowers bloom. However clear skies and mountain views are best in October. The state flower is the rhododendron and there are 24 varieties of this flower in the valley.Much as we appreciate mountain scenery the cold is something that I cannot endure. Any mention of words associated with winter reminds me of the freezing (Northerners, don’t laugh! ) night in Lachung, a small town we stopped at before proceeding to Yumthang. That was the Coldest Night I Ever Experienced!! Yumthang is closed between December to March due to heavy snowfall.
To see other participants’ interpretations, click on the badge below. My thanks to Katarina for hosting this fun meme.