Saturday, November 5, 2016

New surroundings!


The morning after my arrival to the Community in Switzerland it was cold but still partly sunny (today we have cold rain).
So I took a brisk walk along the fast-flowing River Areuse.

A sister friend led on through the fallen leaves.

Where the river flows into Lake Neuchatel we chanced upon a real photographer, with tripod and all.
Maybe he was waiting to see swans.
Or maybe the Scuba diving school divers were about to surface.

New since I was last here nine years ago are these young grapevines.
Some farmers got together and planted one huge vineyard.

This field had a cover crop.

And this is what is known here as the "big field," in French, grand champ.
You can hardly see it, it is so narrow, but between the unsown field and the green field is a path.
It makes a good meditative path where you can be alone and sing or pray aloud.
At the other end is a landing strip and small airport for light planes and gliders.

There on the foothills of the Jura Mountain range is an old and picturesque village (whose name I have forgotten).
You can enlarge the picture. Looks like a castle on the hill.

So these will be my surroundings for the next two months.
Pics of the community coming up in next posts.


Rob Siemann said...

Lucky you! 2 months, I hope I will have the opportunity to visit you there.

Fran said...

Beautiful Dina! May your time there be blessed!

Tania said...

Looks great! Hope you get eventful months. Remember to dress well!!:-)

William Kendall said...

What a beautiful place to be in!

Sandi said...

"...between the unsown field and the green field is a path."

A poetic object lesson! This statement caught my eye and I am struggling to put into words just how it tugs at my heart.

Gosia k said...

typical European landscape

anumorchy said...

Looks like a happy, lovely quiet place. What are you going to do there during your stay?

Come Away With Me said...

That's wonderful Dina! I look forward to your posts while you are in Switzerland. Peace to you.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So different from your Jerusalem home Dina, and are you there just in time for the arrival of winter? I do like the idea of a path where you can walk and sing out loud ☺☺

Alice said...

How beautiful. Dina Waiting to hear more about your trip .

Dina said...

Friends, thanks for all your good wishes. I'll tell you more about it when I get my work schedule.

Rob, welcome. How far away are you? You have to book in advance. There are many groups of guests now.

PerthDP, there might be snow on the higher elevations, above 800 meters (not us), in the next few days.

Sandi, I hadn't thought of it that way. But you are right, I see that now! Thanks!