During April I'll be posting on the A-Z Blogging Challenge.
My theme is the Hunzas.
Today is R..... for Rakopshi.
Rakaposhi is a moutain in the Karakoram Mountain range to the South of Hunza in Northern Pakistan. The name means snow covered and indeed it is. It's beauty is breath-taking and that would take precedent over it's rank in elevation with competing peaks. (25,551 ft)
Between the valley and the snow are huge barren precipices, except where the slopes allow terraced vegetation. The terraces are brilliant in summer with green and touched with yellow from the corn tassels. The glacier rivers add the touch of blue.
To complete the color palate, in autumn the forest green of the fruit trees turn into scarlet, gold, vermillion and bright pink, all against the back-drop of the majestic Rakaposhi. Here is a canvas painted by nature, the most astonishing artist.