Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Not-so-Wordless Wednesday

On the way to Lacs de Bastan (Bastan lakes), Natural Reserve of Neouvielle, Hautes-Pyrénées


It snowed one night in the middle of our stay in Hautes-Pyrénées (in the southwest part of France) last month. The following day, we are greeted by a bright sun and this lovely vista --- snow as early as first week of October! It was such a pleasant surprise, a wonderful and unexpected change of landscape for our hike. We’ve never done raquette à neige (snowshoeing/ hiking in the snow) before, and this was a fine initiation. With the brilliant sun against the clear blue sky, everything glistens as the sunbeams strike the snow-covered scenery. It was like being in “winter wonderland” in early autumn. I hope we can do more of this kind of hike in the future *hopeful sigh*.

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16 comments:

Nino said...

beautiful mountain. happy ww!

Gattina said...

Looking at snow I am freezing, lol !
Saturday I am off to Egypt for 2 weeks ! No snow for me !

Beth F said...

Terrific shot. I'll have to get to the Hautes-Pyrénées one of these days.

Indrani said...

Beautiful view!
I have never seen real snow all my life.

June said...

Breathtaking!

Junebug said...

Mountains are always so breathtaking and lovely. Thank you for your comments to me. I hope to travel to Europe again someday.

jams o donnell said...

Wow that is an amazing photo. I will have to get there one day

Tricia said...

That's a gorgeous picture. I love scenic mountain photos. So did you enjoy snow shoeing? I haven't done that in ages!

SandyCarlson said...

Nature certainly does as she pleases--and pleases the eye in the process!

The Bumbles said...

Brrrr

Ours is here...

lisaschaos said...

Beautiful sight! Breathtaking!

Napaboaniya said...

A stunning shot of the mountain covered in snow :)

lareine said...

to everybody: thanks for dropping by and taking the time to leave a word or two...

to Beth F and Junebug: the national parks here are worth visiting...

to Tricia: yep, i enjoyed it... had a bit of difficulty finding the "trail signs" but it was worth it:)!

lareine said...

to Gattina: enjoy your "egyptian" holidays:!

gkan64 said...

Hi Lareine!!
What a spectacular view !! Lucky you, to have been there. Love your new layout. The pictures have truely taken a new "dimension".

Regards
Girish

lareine said...

hi girish! thanks for the visit... how"s the voyage?... i hope the sea isn't giving you a hard time:)...

and yeah, it was a marvelous sight... there wasn't supposed to be snow there at that time, so i have my lucky stars to thank for that... glad you like the new layout:)...

i really need to visit you (i mean your site) as soon as possible... i hope i haven't missed a lot :)...

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