Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Not-So-Wordless Wednesday

another view of the French Pyrénées


The hills are alive with the sound of music… Nope, this is not in Austria but in the French Pyrénées. I cannot help feeling (and singing) like Maria (of The Sound of Music) whenever it crosses my mind. Visualize lush green mountains with cows and sheep pasturing, the tinkling of bells around their necks as they graze, and the occasional whistle or shout of the herdsman. You can also hear or, if more fortunate, see a gurgling brook or a cascade of waterfalls as they gush and tumble on rocks or a deep ravine. And from a distance, you see snow-capped mountains, with the snow glistening under the sun’s rays. These and the blue sky as the backdrop… who could resist singing with a dreamy smile while looking at the beauty of the scene?

21 comments:

Princess Vien said...

Nice shot.

Mine is up now. Hit me back if you can.

http://www.yourvmodel.com/2008/05/wordless-wednesday-no3-hot-as-ever.html

Happy WW!!

Maya said...

Really funny, We were thinking the same about "Sound of Music".
you just make me push my idea about winter vacation i was talking about over the phone.

As usual,Lariene you have great insight through words & lens.

Happy WW!

sandy's notes said...

Boy oh boy, what a beautiful place and beautiful photo. Thanks for the little lift Lareine. I hope you have a great day! Thanks for the visit too!

SandyCarlson said...

I would sing like Maria, too! (Though my voice might bring the snow down to the foothills!)

God bless.

Katarina i Kullavik said...

Impressive view!
/Katarina

June said...

That's some gorgeous country! Thanks for stopping by...

Will said...

Now I see that your comment on my WW post and your own WW post are related!

Happy WW and thanks for the visit.

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

On my "list of things to do" is visit the area... I'm of French stock not too far from there... and it looks lovely!

Hagar's Daughter said...

This is just beautiful. Happy WW and thanks for stopping by my site and for your kind words.

Napaboaniya said...

It does bring back memories of 'The Sound of Music'. How carefree and great feel of running around the mountains and singing along :)

lisa marie said...

That is truly beautiful and I wish I could walk there and enjoy the sights. :)

nussaibah said...

I'm under the impression, I have seen this somwhere around here, in your blog. I think I'm wrong though :p Anyway, this is a beautiful shot! Amazing!

lareine said...

to princess vien, maya, sandy's notes, sandycarlson, katarina, june, will, doubledeckerbusguy, hagar's daughter, napaboaniya and lisa marie: thank you very much for stopping by... the view is really one for the films :)

to nussaibah: you have a very good memory! yes, i've already posted a photo of vignemale... but the first one is when you're almost standing in front of it... this shot though, is the one you'll see when you take the path towards it... i have wonderful memories of our time there, that's why i seem to be posting several shots of it :)

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jose pereira said...

Simply wonderful their articles. It is poetry in rhythm of prose. You know say things very well. I do not know if I like most of the photo or their words.

(Excuse the bad English, but is a translation by Google)

WillThink4Wine said...

How beautiful! I've never been to Europe, at least not yet, but I do love the mountains. The Rockies in Colorado just takes my breath away in it beauty and ever changing vistas!

duarte said...

nice blog,good pics and themas congratulations

David said...

I would love to be up there in the green part for just a few hours. I bet it is magnificent.

lareine said...

to selerines: thanks for the visit... i've already added in my blogroll:)

to jose pereira: this is a very heartwarming comment... i really appreciate your visit and the effort of reading my post and leaving a comment even if you have to translate it to portuguese... you also have a very interesting blog, so keep it up!

to willthink4wine: i think the rockies must be really wonderful... just imagine that mountain range covered in snow... by the way, since you like wine and mountains, maybe you should make france your first stop on you soon-to-be european tour :)...

to duarte: thank you very much for the wonderful comment... more power to your blog, too...

to david: yep, it is such a treat to lie on the green grass of the mountains with the blue sky above, the snow-capped mountains on the horizon, a great view of the valley and a cascading falls as the background music:)... thank you for the visit :)

Wendy Lopez-Redaon said...

France is just beautiful! Its the kind of beauty that makes you wanna sing!

The hills are alive with the sound of music...

lareine said...

to wendy: yep, the french countryside can really make your heart sing... and voice it out whether you're out of tune or not *winks* :)

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