I remember reading a story as a Child of a Princess who turned Hay into Gold.
I was witness to the Winter Sun in Ladakh playing Alchemist and converting the Gorgeous Grasslands into Fields of Himalayan Gold.
As often mentioned in previous posts Ladakh is a Cold Desert which very little Rain, Very low temperatures , Low Oxygen levels and a Very High Intensity of Infrared and Ultraviolet rays from the Sun.
Grasslands merge with Plantations of Willows and Poplars in the Lap of the Snow Clad Himalayas near the Hemis Monastery , Ladakh.
In the picture below the grass resembles a species called Himalayan Fountain Grass, but am not certain and am even pulling back from giving the botanical name. A fellow blogger did thank me for a Botanical Lesson.( was it a sarcastic comment, I cannot be certain)
Which these posts are far from, I am simply sharing some facts about the Treasures of Nature which are discovered as I visit these unusual regions .
A closer look reveals Feathered fronds Shimmering with the Touch of the Golden Unfiltered Rays of the Sun.
The road from Leh to the Hemis Monastery is lined with New Plantations Of young Willows which turn into a marvelous Crimson contrasting beautifully with Golden Grass.
Nature buries secrets everywhere, all we have to do is read the Clues.
Follow the Roads of Enchanting Beauty.