Thursday, September 15, 2011

Grindelwald

 One of our first trips, once we got to Switzerland this late summer, was to Grindelwald.


 The river in this dramatic gorge is fed by a melting glacier.


 Water rained down from high above.

 The forests around the gorge were lush.





 We eventually climbed to the top of the gorge and looked down.






 We were tired after our long hike, and stopped in this little inn for some drinks.

 My boy drank Ribella, which is a drink made out of whey.




 On our way back down the mountain, we saw that a nature artist had wrapped twigs around tree trunks.



We love Switzerland, and already feel at home!

11 comments:

Rosemary said...

How wonderful to have you back in the blogosphere, you have been missed.
I used to be 'anonymous Rosemary' but I have now branched out with my own blog.
Lovely photos, we have always loved mountains and especially Switzerland.
Welcome back.

Francesca said...

I am so glad to receive news from you! And so glad they're good news! Your photos are beautiful, enjoy the splendid natural environment you are surrounded with...

Amanda said...

Love it! What a magical experience. It's wonderful to see you back in the blogspere.

much love,
Amanda

Linda said...

Such gorgeous photos, thank you so much for sharing:)
Warmly
Linda

Beth said...

Thank you for welcoming me back, Linda, Francesca, Rosemary, and Amanda. It's wonderful to be back. It means that things are back to normal, a very exciting new normal!!!!

Appleshoe said...

Welcome Back Beth. You've been missed. Your new home is beautiful and I'm so glad to hear you are setteling just fine. Take care.

anushka said...

ooooh!!! i've been thinking about you and willing your posts to return! i'm so happy for you and your family. what a magical time you are having and going to have. how will you ever leave? maybe you can stay forever.

Nadja said...

Beth, so glad you are back! And you are really in Switzerland! Makes me so homesick for Munich, where I grew up, so close to the Bavarian Alps. You are fortunate beyond words--Switzerland is one of the loveliest places on the planet!

Salley said...

Thank you for letting us into your life in this new magical land! It was so nice to finally meet you in person earlier this summer. I look forward to hearing and seeing more from you on your blog.

Annie said...

Hi Beth!
Those are beautiful pictures. I will never forget you. You and your family were such good neighbors.
I miss you!
Love,
Annie

Beth said...

Dear Anushka,

It IS magicial!!!! I love it here, though I miss my family and friends. Salley, I loved meeting you this summer. There was a lot of love and warmth in the Wood's Hole Library at the celebration of your amazing work. I have your outstanding book, Pocketful of Posies sitting on the table right here beside me. Nadja, lucky you, to be from Bavaria. Do you speak German with your children? Do you ever go home to Bavaria? Thanks for your good wishes, Appleshoe! Annie, I miss you! love, Beth