The Norden Blog

An intimate look into life on the Tibetan Plateau around the Norden Camp

Spring Flowers

Of all the seasons on the Tibetan Plateau, Spring is the dullest. It starts out with a brown, bare pasture exhausted and depleted by the grazing of thousands yak and sheep who hungrily nibbled on each and every remaining blade. Gradually, in spite of the herds who roam the earth colored expanse, it manages to turn a pale green and, by the end of May the first flowers appear. Timid and tiny, they will soon cover the grassland in a multicolored expanse.