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Autumn is here ... 2010

This is a discussion on Autumn is here ... 2010 within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; Gorgeous pics, Branka! I'm glad to see others adding their autumn pics to this thread!...

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    Gorgeous pics, Branka! I'm glad to see others adding their autumn pics to this thread!

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    Betty, I'll try to explain shortly:
    Karst is a rocky land, where the influence of water on the limestone creates a special surface shapes, caves and underground tunnels.

    Our Carst are characterized by the following:
    strong and cold wind "burja" (bora) - icy, jerky north wind,
    many caves and disappearing rivers,
    intermittent lakes,
    good vine “Teran” and prosciutto.

    Visit Karst is an experience in every season, but autumn is the most beautiful and charm.
    Rivers in Karst areas may disappear in underground a number of times and spring up again in different places, usually under a different name

    One of the most significant weather phenomena is certainly wind bora, which constantly reminds us to the power of nature: bora is also characterized by the fact that overturns the cars so the roads are often closed for traffic. Because such strong wind houses in karst have flat roofs or sloping roofs have attached more bigger stones which prevents the bricks blown away.

    One of the largest and longest cave is Postojna cave – 20,570 m long Karst cave system, created by river. The caves are also home to the endemic olm, the largest trogloditic amphibian in the world.

    Dear Betty, I could write much more about Karst, but I hope you can imagine at least a little on the basis of what I written.

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    A visit to the Postojna Cave

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    Branka, Thanks for explaning that! We have caves, and underground rivers here in the U.S. also. Your country must be very beautiful! I appreciate you sending that web site... Betty :-)

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    How romantic .... the colors of autumn. Wish I could experience the sounds and scents as well ....

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    Lovely photos all and Branka - thanks for the information you posted as well. I love learning about other places in the world.

    The fall colors are just beginning to start to show here in northwestern Arkansas. I do like seeing the fall colors, but my favorite time of the year is still spring.

    Cheers,
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    Some more picutres of autumn:
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    Again lovely autumn colours. What berries are those?

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    Yew, this is Pyracantha coccinea - evergreen bush with common name Firethorn or Pyracantha. It has small white flowers in the late spring and summer which has transformed to small, scarlet fruits in the autumn.
    It is cherished for its spectacular fall and winter display of scarlet fruits and ability to withstand dry and droughty conditions and it is resistand to cold winter too.
    I am not quite sure, but I think that berries are not edible.

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    Great photos Branka.

    Cheers,
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    What wonderful pictures!!! I live in the northeast usa...our colors are all but done now, but the smells get stronger now...it sounds yucky, but it's the leaf mold that smells so wonderful...maybe not so good for my allergies though...I also love going to NYC and smelling the roasting chestnuts at all the outdoor venders...it all gets you in the mood of the season!!!

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