Victoria Jelinek


The Baby Diaries 20

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus

pussy willow in winterClear, crisp air that feels like it’s cleaning your pores. The squeak of your shoes in the snow. Mountains on all sides rising so high against blue skies that they look false. Glacial run-off creating rivers that you can feel the cold emanating from when you walk near them and can hear in the quiet of the night. Little crosses and chapels dotting the hills. Chalets with snow logs on their roofs to keep the snow from falling on their inhabitants. Red shutters. Copper roofs. Darkened and aged wood on the older homes. Sunshine that tans the face even as you wear several downy layers. Pussy willow trees. Skiing and waffles and chocolat chaud. Beaufort and Tomme cheese made by special cows in the Alps and local farmers, sold at the market each Saturday. Men in thick wool sweaters smoking while driving their snow plows and tractors. Mountain lakes so clear that the colors range from dark blue to aqua. Population explosion in the winter and summer bringing big, fancy 4wd BMW’s, huge tourist buses and queues for the gondolas. Paragliders, climbers, skiers, hikers, bikers, snowboarders. Helicopters overhead. The sound of avalanches and the explosion of dynamite to set off controlled avalanches. The smell of pine and wood- burning stoves. Nights so brightened by the moon that you don’t need artificial light and your body casts a shadow. The single light on the mountains indicating the snow machine levelling the pistes (ski areas). Tartiflette, fondue, and cremeaux in the evening as Haute Savoie fare. Quiet nights. Starry skies. Snow and ice.

Advertisements

6 Comments so far
Leave a comment

Lovely, lovely. . . .

Comment by Barbara Fincher

This is my first time go to see at here and i am truly happy to read all at alone place.

Comment by kamas

thank you for looking at my site and for commenting!

Comment by victoriakjelinek

Hi, I do think this is an excellent blog.
I stumbledupon it 😉 I will revisit once again since I bookmarked
it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you bbe rich and continue to help
others.

Comment by online electronic store easy credit

I’ve been exploring for a little for any high-quality
articles or weblog posts in this kind of area
. Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this website.

Reading this info So i’m happy to show that I’ve a very
excellent uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed.

I so much for sure will make sure to don?t forget this website and provides
it a look regularly.

Comment by products online

What a kind and thoughtful comment – thank you for it, and for taking the time to write it and post it!

Comment by victoriakjelinek




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: