Sunday, March 17, 2013

Fresh mountain air from Switzerland

For today's Psalm Challenge, hosted by Robert Geiss in Athens, I felt like using photos from my years in Switzerland, where mountains are mountains.

[1] O come, let us sing to the LORD;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
[2] Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
[3] For the LORD is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.

[4] In his hand are the depths of the earth;

the heights of the mountains are his also.
[5] The sea is his, for he made it;
for his hands formed the dry land.

[6] O come, let us worship and bow down,
let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!

[7] For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
O that today you would hearken to his voice!

[8] Harden not your hearts, as at Mer'ibah,
as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,
[9] when your fathers tested me,
and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
[10] For forty years I loathed that generation
and said, "They are a people who err in heart,
and they do not regard my ways."
[11] Therefore I swore in my anger
that they should not enter my rest.

Translation: RSV
For commentary and another translation see Rabbi Benjamin Segal.
Photos from Switzerland:
1, 2:  A valley and Alps in Canton Glarus.
3: A flock at the foot of the Jura Mountains.


Suzanne said...

So peaceful and lovely. Now I feel like eating chocolate.

Spiderdama said...

Very beautiful pictures and landscape. Of chourse I love the mountians!:-)

Anonymous said...

Yes, such a beautiful country. Thank you for the joy and this nice walk. Must have been great to breath at this environment.

Thank you for the kind participation very much. Please have a good new week ahead.

Kay said...

Some of this reminds me of Sound of Music. Lovely, Dina.

Cloudia said...


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful mountains! That's how I think of Colorado...where mountains are mountains! But I suspect Switzerland has it beat! You have lived in some amazing places. Thanks for sharing them.

richies said...

Visiting the Swiss Alps is definitely on my bucket list, but will probably never happen.

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Nathalie Beaumes said...

Sweet little black sheep.

The second photo is my favorite - I can just picture myself walking along that trail and loving it. I've never walked in the Swiss Alps but I've done so many times in the French Alps and it's wonderful.

Hilda said...

Such majestic mountains!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Spectacular views Dina, my husband is a very keen walker I think he'd love this one. J'adore the little black sheep in the last image,every family has a black sheep :)

VP said...

There is always a black sheep, and a quite nice one this time!

Karl Demetz said...

The second photo is also my favorite, looks so familiar ;-)

katney said...

I love a REAL mountain.