There are many colours in the Himalayas in different seasons. From a distance, they usually seem rocky brown, dark green, and white on top, but if you come closer, you will be surprised with vivid colours from various mountain flowers.
In October and November blue and purple splashes appear on the hills, as gentle Gentians are in full bloom. This period also brings another natural miracle, which was portrayed in many songs and used as a symbol of love and devotion—the fluffy white flowers of Edelweiss. The name of this flower means "noble white" from German, but other nations also call it "cat's paws," "lion's paws," or "wool flower."