Dwight Peck's farm photos

Farms of the Jura in winter

The Jura mountains run in a southwest-northeast direction along the border between France and Switzerland, from Geneva (Genève) to Basel (Bâle), holding at about 1300-1400 meters altitude (4350-4500 feet), and peaking in the range of 1650 meters (5450 feet). These photos of high alpage farms in winter are mainly from the southwestern end of that range, between the cities of Geneva and Vallorbe.

La Chaumette

Broad meadows 3.5 kilometers above the village of Bassins, at 980 meters altitude, bisected by the road that leads from Bassins (750m) 9 kilometers up to the La Bassine pasturage (1261m). 12 March 2006.

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Broad meadows 3.5 kilometers above the village of Bassins, at 980 meters altitude, bisected by the road that leads from Bassins (750m) 9 kilometers up to the La Bassine pasturage (1261m). A sunny day, 23 December 2003, seen from the south.

The view across Lac Léman from near La Chaumette.

La Chaumette, 23 December 2003

Christmas Day, 25 December 2003


from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)

12 March 2006

24 January 2008

The Rapture, or just the wind in the trees. We're ready, either way.

18 December 2009

Kristin getting out of the wind at La Chaumette, December 2009


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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