Fun in the snowDwight Peck's personal website

Winter 2012-2013

Still better and better

We'd got into the semi-retirement habit of traveling touristically whenever, in the post-Bush era of Global Warming, the snow in the Jura mountains was absent yet again. This year, all the snow came back. And we kept traveling as well.

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go. Click on the photos to proceed.

Summer's over -- let's get the show on the road

Féchy en fête, September 2012

Pre-snow autumn hiking in the Jura

Marlowe and Young William in Switzerland, October 2012

First hikes

On the Belle Epoque steamship La Suisse

The Château de Chillon

Leysin hiking

Hiking, and the Servion Zoo

The Château de Gruyères

A week in Madrid and, mainly, Toledo, mid-November 2012

A stopover in Madrid

Toledo sights

Brief interregnum

Various December hikes

A few weeks in Sicily and the hunt for Inspector Montalbano film sets, Dec. 2012

Palermo and Monreale Cathedral

Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples

Kristin and Salvo Montalbano

Erice and the west coast

Snowshoeing in the Jura mountains, January - March 2013

Fontaine Valier

Excellent new snow

The most and the best snow we've had here in many years

Wandering for New Year's

Pré de Rolle hike, early January

Forest of Grande Rolat, early Jan.

La Barillette, mid-January

Fontaine Valier a few times

Early February hikes

Mid-February hikes


La Foirausaz in late February

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A long weekend in Lyon, France, early March 2013

Lovely downtown Lyon

The Fine Arts Museum

Dining out in Lyon

Dining out again in Lyon

Supplemental snowshoeing adventures in the Jura, March-May 2013

No snowshoes in St-Prex, early March

Marchairuz in early March 2013

Poking about near Marchairuz

More Marchairuz poking, mid-March

Grande Baume du Pré d'Aubonne

The source of the Toleure

Hunting for chamois tracks, late March 2013

Hapless map-reading near Marchairuz, late March 2013

Retracing our steps, backwards this time, still late March 2013

Retracing our steps even farther, Marchairuz, April Fools' Day 2013

Previously unexplored paths near Marchairuz, early April 2013

Kristin and newly explored paths near Marchairuz, mid-April 2013

On tiptoes in the forest, May 2013

Miscellaneous May walks, 2013

Rainy Grand Cunay, 15 May

Holidays in Ferrara and Ravenna (and Domodossola), 17-26 May 2013

Beautiful Ferrara

Apollinare in Classe, in Ravenna

Splendid Empress Theodora in San Vitale

Piazza Mercato in Domodossola

Additional wintry things long after winter was over

Straight up the wet woods, 1 June 2013

Mont Tendre on 2 June 2013

What's next?

Kristin's already scouting the situation in northern Wisconsin, USA, and next week we'll be joining her at Spring Hill near Madison for some Shakespeare stuff and then up north for the canoeing, hydrobiking and what not, and old friends. A bunch of work we'd hoped would be wrapped up by now will be coming along with us, but we don't work as fast as we used to do. In August Young Marlowe, Young Dmitri, and Even Younger William will be joining us on the lake, we hope Lowell and Sheila will be joining us, too, and in September we'll pass by DC for a visit with astrophysicists Alison and Mark in Charlottesville and some more plays, we've been promised, and hiking in the Blue Mountains -- and then back home and who knows?
Perhaps the snow will be coming in again.

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