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.

Pré d'Aubonne

The pastures of the lakeside town of Aubonne lie at about 1390m alongside the road to the Col du Marchairuz, across from the Pré de Rolle just to the southwest. Here's the farm building and its outbuilding on a beautifully gloomy 7th of March 2004.

The south-facing side of the farm, 7 March 2004.

The secondary building on an even gloomier preceding day, 6 March 2004.

from the north, 27 December 2005

Again, 27 December 2005

Above: December 2005

9 February 2013 -- It's a cold day by our standards, -7°C (19°F), and Canadians are not invited to make sarcastic comments.

It's the kind of cold day that makes Kristin, who's from northern Wisconsin, put on her earmuffs and make sarcastic comments.

Snow drifts

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

21 March 2013


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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