Walking around Zlatibor you'll often come across a tree trunk digged in the ground filled with clear spring water called "stubline" (hollow tree trunks). At the bottom of "stublina" (usually made of beech tree) there are small stones to filter water.
Beside "stublina" there are usually two big stones to lean on while drinking.
Favorite thing: Snowy scapes are the pearl of Zlatibor. The mountain is tame and you can hike around in the deep snow without worries and dangers. It's for easy hikers, and not for mountain climbers. I love how the snows sticks on the pines... Perhaps in winter it's rather a silver-pine, than golden-pine? :))
Favorite thing: There are many charming houses from fairy tales on Zlatibor, I was paritcularly fond of this one, lonely in the mountains, and couldn't resist taking a picture! Imagine a holiday in this pretty little house in the snow!!!
There are three legends about the origin of today's name Zlatibor ( ZLATIBOR: zlato=gold, bor=pine tree):
" ...By the first one Zlatibor is supposed to get its name by white pine trees with yellow conifer (the colour of old gold), which used to cover the rolling slopes of Zlatibor. There has only one such tree remained (in the village of Negbina) and it was given the scientific name Pinus silvestris variegata Zlatiborica, by eng. Omanovi?, who studied those conifer trees.
In the second it is said that Zlatibor got its name because it was so rich with pine tree forests, that the immigrants from Monte Negro and Hercegovina boasted: "It is really a pine tree made of gold!"
The third legend says that it got its name by the mountain pastures, that get a yellow, a golden colour in autumn.
Which of these legends is the right one make a decision by yourselves! Or, better come to Zlatibor, maybe you'll hear a new version in the song of Zlatibor pine trees!"