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.
Prés de Joux, a bright afternoon, 11 January 2003, at 1107m above Marchissy.
2003, before the big snowfalls of the year. The scratched out areas in the snow
have been created by wild pigs, the sangliers, looking for stuff to eat, discretely,
after dark. Mr Peck has never actually seen a sanglier in the wild (there are
some humongous ones in the Zoo de Garenne in Le Vaud), but their "turf wars"
on the top layers of meadow grass in the high pastures are everywhere to be marveled
at and, perhaps, emulated when our pensions run out.
farm at Prés de Joux -- what a fine January afternoon. Time for a little
farm at Prés de Joux as one starts up into the forest above Marchissy,
on the hiking path called the "Sentier du Coq".
nightfall, 11 February 2006, with Mont Blanc on the horizon
photos of Prés de Joux, 1 and 2 January 2008
18 January 2014
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
de Joux, December 2000, several Pecks
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 16 April 2003, revised 26 January
2008, 10 September 2014.