Peck's farm photos
of the Jura in winter
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.
That's Mont Roux (1258m) from the north -- squatting atop of nob in the confusion of nobs and combes around the Fruitières of Nyon above St Cergue. 14 March 2010
Mont Roux in the sunlight, 14 March 2010
The front of it, facing out over Lake Geneva to the southeast
The back of it. We've made a big circle through the hills so far, and now we're going to plunge straight down the forest for getting home with.
A last grateful look at Mont Roux as we immerse ourselves in forests for half an hour or so
Much deeper snow on Mont Roux, 1 February 2015
Viewed from the southwest
Mont Roux farm house
Now we just need to get a few poignant photos from the other side. Dr Joe will wait for us.
A picture of patience and forbearance
Looks like significant winds and snow this year (in southern France, I've been out of the loop)
Lake Geneva below
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 2 April 2010, revised 19 March 2015.