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.
farm at Pré aux Veax at 1341m altitude in the first decent snowfall of
the year, 9 December 2006. The mountains are invisible in the background.
is seen from the road in, to the southeast.
this is from the northeast.
nearly nightfall, 9 December 2006, so the photos have a kind of bleak, harsh tone
residential part, with a note from the family that's here in the summer welcoming
visitors and applauding the tranquillity of the pastures.
a poster on the door reminds us that this is part of the Parc Jurassien Vaudois,
a protected area.
southeast-facing front of the farm at Pré aux Veaux, 9 December 2006
President J. Pirri approaches the farm of Pré aux Veaux on a rainy 14 April
2002, bound for the ridgeline of the Jura on the horizon.
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All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 10 August 2002, revised 22 June
2007, 22 October 2014, 12 January 2020.