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 Grillette

La Grillette, at only 993m just above the village of Marchissy, seen here on very cold day in December 2008.

La Grillette in iffy weather, 11 January 2003. Not much snow yet.

January 2003

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

Still 11 January 2003. Still waiting for the serious snow.

La Grillette at 6 p.m., 11 February 2006, with the moon above.

28 December 2008

Seen here on a fine (probably) autumn day in about 2000, or (perhaps) late spring day in about 2001 or so.

18 January 2014


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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