Archiv | April, 2007

14th April 2007: 30 °C

14 Apr

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The photo is taken in Mainz, Rheinstraße, near the entrance to the Rosengarten

Leienberg (near Kusel, Rhineland-Palatinate)

11 Apr

Leienberg

The Leienberg near Hinzweiler, administrative community Kusel) is the biggest ‚Blockschutthalde‘ in Rhineland-Palatinate. It consists of Rhyolithe. Vegetation (trees): oaks (Quercus petraea), larchs (Larix decidua), pines (c.f. Pinus nigra) maples (Acer pseudoplatanus) spruces (Picea abies). For herbal plants it was too early, except for Helleborus foetidus. But Rumex scutatus, Polygonatum odoratum, Vincetoxicum hirundinaria and Anthericum liliago are also notified, see Preuß, G.; O. Schmid, P. Wolff (1993): Pflanzen – Tiere – Lebensräume. In: M. Geiger; G. Preuß & K.-H. Rothenberger (Eds.): Westrich und Pfälzer Bergland. – Verlag Pfälzische Landeskunde, Landau i. d. Pfalz, S. 240.

Definitely, it is a very nice, picturesque walk up the Leienberg!

‚Elendsklamm‘ (near Bruchmühlbach, Rhineland-Palatinate)

11 Apr

ElendsklammKeywords:
natural monument, pilgrimage route (the route of St. James in Rhineland-Palatinate, see for example http://www.swr.de/fmh/archiv/2004/02/03/sehenswertes.html)

‚Gesichterwald‘ – Faces in tree trunks

1 Apr

Gesichterwald

Steckeschläferklamm (‚Klamm‘ = flume, ravine) in the Forest near Bingen on the Rhine