Hi there! I’ve been off the blog for a while. Travel and edits have made the days fly by but I really want to share a bit of our adventure with you. My Friday In France posts will be back next week – directly from France, I’m happy to say!
For the past two weeks, my husband and I have been settled in a delightful village high in the Uri canton of the Swiss Alps. The sounds of cowbells and joyful birdsong supply the background music, hiking trails abound, the people are kind and friendly. The scenery is captivating with endless spectacular gondola rides to glaciers at the top of the world and inviting roads (Really … ? A car can get down/up there? Yes!) leading us to unimagined surprises.
Our view from the house is spectacular … no … make that breathtaking. We like to explore and it has been a distinct pleasure to be a guest in this beautiful country. You can imagine how busy my camera has been! I would love to share some of the countryside with you and will put together a slideshow … at some point … I’m looking forward to sifting through all the photos to pick out just a few.
Here’s a shot of my “office” ~ did I mention I have also been working on edits? In a setting like this, I haven’t been able to moan about it! Besides, edits only make our work better so that part of the writing process is something I actually enjoy. While we were here, I received word that The Promise of Provence is a Finalist for Literary Fiction in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Book Awards. Great motivation to keep writing!
Now I’m having a problem stopping myself from showing you more. Just two! And then I’ve got to get back to work.
Of all the doe-eyed cows I’ve photographed here, this is my favourite! How’s that for a bell? Sheep and goats have bells too but this is the prizewinner!
And now this video from the Niederbauen Paragliding area. Take a gondola up and glide your way down. I have to confess we kept our feet on the ground but spent a few hours up there, taking photos and admiring the sport. It was amazing to watch entire families participating with a child on their lap (in full safety gear, of course). Have you ever tried this? Isn’t the setting beyond beautiful?
And now, I want to leave you with this video that I hope will make you smile as much as it does me. We have heard a few spectacular yodels here … and in the most unexpected places. How much fun would it be to yodel like this?
We’re taking the train to Zurich today and flying to Nice tomorrow. Honestly, we would be happy to stay here longer but … on the other hand … we’re counting the minutes to our arrival back in Nice!
What travel plans do you have and are you considering home exchange? Got questions about it? Just ask me. You know I love to talk about this fabulous way to travel! Now back to editing …
P.S. You can always click on the photos to enlarge.