24 December 2013
02 December 2013
We went up to the Lac Vert, (Green lake)just beyond the Plateau d'Assy ski area, a couple weeks ago after the first snow. It seemed to mirror my feelings of being caught between two seasons. The autumn leaves held on tight, still peeking out from underneath the weighty snow. And the magnetic pull of winter set in, while the Mont-Blanc showed off its new coat of white just beyond the trees.
It was one of those magical weekends that I didn't want to end.
Then again, who ever really does want the weekend to end? But at least since it feels like the week days seem to have sped up a notch again, the weekend is never all that far away.
So, back to our blissful time out and about in the snow and the sun... after a walk around the lake, we had eclairs as an afternoon snack while we watched the parasailers take off across the valley.
Let's all hope for a week of smooth sailing.
Until then, take care!
24 November 2013
Can't you just feel the gentle autumn sunshine in this picture? It was snapped while strolling leisurely though the old town in Annecy a month or so ago. Time just seems to move at warp speed these days. We've since traded brisk autumn weather for artic winter cold and although the snow arrived seemingly early, it feels like it's time to hibernate with the ever shorter, dark days of winter. Here's to soaking up the sunshine wherever we can!
29 September 2013
What is it about autumn? So lovely and fleeting that makes it feel imperative to enjoy each moment that comes. The vibrant hues of fall have slowly started to amplify across the hills and mountains. The first rogue leaves have begun to flutter across the road on my way to work. And week-ends are filled with time outdoors a little too hot underneath a thick sweater but no longer warm enough to be without it...
I've been feeling so lucky in this season of our lives. Félix has finished his Masters program and Clover started school. Work is crazy. But I'm starting to be able to catch my breath every now and then. The days and weeks are flying by so fast that it feels even more essential to enjoy these sweet moments when they come about...
We stopped at to the Barrage d'Emosson the other weekend on our way to meet up with friends. The Emosson dam is past Chamonix just over the border into Switzerland.
We didn't make the hike to see the dinosaur tracks but we marveled at the dam's engineering nestled in among the peaks...
We admired the view all the way down into the valley below.
And we made wishes on dandelions...
Really, all the perfect components of a fall outing.
Hope you are finding many beautiful and fleeting moments to enjoy this season.