Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Swiss love their nature


In Switzerland all roads lead to forests, or to mountains or to lakes.
What a country!

The forests (at least those around Sonnenhof where I stayed last weekend) are full of bird houses.

Many different styles, I guess for different kinds of birds.

The trails and forests are also thankfully full of benches.

Snow poles, almost as tall as me, had just been put in for the coming winter.
There are reflectors on top.
The poles tell drivers where the road is if everything is covered by snow.

Frost next to the forest, on the non-sunny side of the mountain.

Swiss call them "yellow trees."
The signs tell how long it will take you to walk to the next village or nature place.
Switzerland has only one national park.  But with nature like this all around, who needs more?


Cloudia said...

Great country. And you are looking very well

Hels said...

The Swiss only need National Parks if there is a fear that nasty developers might try to build over the open countryside and destroy the stunning national heritage.

Alice said...

What beautiful photos Dina, very nice photo of you .

William Kendall said...

It sounds like you're thoroughly enjoying your time there.

Kay said...

How wonderful to see you, Dina. Except for the lovely silvering of your hair, you've hardly changed at all in 2 decades.