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.


Le Crot

This is the farm of Le Crot (1225m) at about 4 p.m., with Mont Sala (1511m) looming behind. Maybe not looming, maybe just settled comfortably in up there. 4 February 2006.

We're trotting around the east side of Le Crot with a nice view on the horizon: (from left) Mont Pelé (1532m), forested and frequently unfindable amongst the trees; an unnamed middle one (1515m), and Mont Sala (1511m) on the right. They're about 4 kilometres away from us now, up on the Jura ridgeline.

We circumambulate the building (we're standing on a pile of forestry logs for this shot from the north), squeezing off digital shots to choose from later, changing the AA batteries from time to time.

And the front, facing out over Lake Geneva to the south

We also, whenever we can, catch a picture with the name of the farm in it: in this case, Le Crot.

It's well past 4 p.m. and the temperature is plummeting, so we'll have to trot along.

Le Crot, 25 March 2007, the snowless winter

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

Le Crot farm, 1225m, on a wind-blasted open meadow, 26 December 2010

Closer

26 December 2010

19 November 2016

Le Crot, 19 November 2016


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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