Today was a windy, but fairly sunny Saturday and we had our traditional early spring hike to peak Manastirishte on Plana.
: The air was so clear and the view of the peaks of Rila - breathtaking
: Manastirishte peak ahead
: Vitosha, the observatory tower
:The old dilapidated house still stands
: The chapel on the peak
: At peak Manastirishte (1338 м)
: The view from the top
: Fox moth caterpillar
: A lonely purple crocus. In two-three weeks' time the field will be covered with crocuses, but it is still early and cold for these beautiful purple candles
: We had our snacks, sitting on these stones in the sun
: The village of Plana and the peaks of Rila. I just couldn't have enough of that view, I love Rila so much
: While taking this picture I noticed the Buddhist stupa on the hill across. So off we went to visit it.
: The stupa has been erected on a very beautiful spot, with a gorgeous view of Plana, Vitosha and Rila on all sides
: A view to Plana and Manastirishte peak from the stupa
: Small tortoiseshell butterfly