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.

Rionde Dessus

Rionde Dessus is perched at 1325m just a few hundred metres up from the Marchairuz-Amburnex-Bassine road.

The bowl of pastures to the north are extraordinarily beautiful, and one of the two paths down from the Combe des Begnines marches right through the middle of it.

This is the front of it, over the water-catchment thing, late afternoon on a wet and snowy 9 December 2006.

Catching rainwater off the roof, good idea.

Seen from the south

And the front again, the southeast side

Departing at dusk, 9 December 2006

Rionde Dessus, as the rain puts paid to our hopes of improving our farmers' tan.

6 December 2009


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

The farm of Rionde Dessous (the "lower" one) is just across the road.


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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