Some others, like this, can be set into 'mountain flora' album.
Thank you for your votes. I loved your flora album. Had not seen it before.
and colors, too.
Thank you Karrar,
The Sorkhab Peaks are quite beautiful but appear to be surrounded by walls or nasty talus fields.
View to take your breathaway. Thank you for capturing and sharing it Nader.
The flowers look like Lupines. Are they?
Lupines have a strong and pleasant aroma.
Thank you Marc
I don't know about lupines, but I think in Iran they call these "Gavan".
It's a milkwetch clearly, with very typical pea-like flowers consisiting of "banner, wing, and keel" as their petal shapes are known. There is an SP album just for those flowers.
And as far as I can tell "gavan" is Astragalus raddei.
Your Sorkhab is really a Red Valley indeed!
Thank you "Moskva"
I was never good in botany, will add the photo to the album you mentioned.
Sounds like you know Farsi. Yes, these peaks are quite red and very impressive. They look higher than what the map says they are, that could be an optical illusion but I doubt it.
Nah, just little insignificant shreds of language from the old times when the tallest peaks and the longest glaciers we could access were in Pamir Mountains.
One day the Farsi-speaking world may become an amazing travel attraction, not just for those who have strong roots there ... but alas the way the world changes, it isn't going to happen soon.
Knowing what sorkhab is, I would not call it insignificant shreds. You know Farsi a lot more than you think.
Thanks a lot for posting all of these excellent images of an area I'm sure not too many people know about! I'm looking forward to taking a much closer look at your album this evening! Best regards, Eric (MauriceRavel)
Thank you for looking and commenting. I should say that I very much enjoy listening to your Bolero, Dapnis et Chloe...Mr. Maurice Ravel.
Sad to say, it's not me who wrote these masterpieces...but thank you all the same! ;-)
A great effort to introduce this lost paradise to the world, an amazing combination of mountains, culture and architecture in Mazandaran, Iran. Thank you Nader. Hope to see you in Khoonegeli and do some trekking next time you are in Iran (www.caspiantrek.com)
Thank yous so much for your encouraging words. I checked out your site and want to thank you for your efforts to introduce the paradise.
i love you'r photoes
Thank you for looking and commenting Samira. Welcome to Summitpost.
This post is so old but by the way, it's onobrychis cornuta and is very common in Alborz range.
Thank you for looking and commenting,
What is this called in Farsi? I do not think it is "Gavan".