Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Not-so Wordless Wednesday




Here are some wintry photos of the mountains.
I say “wintry” and not “winter” for they were taken last autumn and not this winter. I don’t think I would be able to get tourists out of the camera frame these past Christmas and school breaks, especially since we’ve had abundant snow this winter.

white and blue... what a serene combination!

Snow came early this year (or rather last year). And it happened when we took our holidays in the Pyrénées last fall. So, when people have just finished their summer vacation or still in the planning stage for their winter holidays, we get to enjoy the mountains covered in snow on a bright cloudless sunny day… all by ourselves… well, except for a few tourists (and I could count them in my hands).

let's follow the trail!

I am not very fond of the cold season, but with a view and a weather like these, I wouldn't mind winter that much.

14 comments:

june said...

Beautiful scenery you've got here!

Napaboaniya said...

I think all the views are spectacular, regardless of autumn or winter :)

Beth F said...

Super series. I love the blues. It looks cold but well worth the venture to see the sights.

Indrani said...

Winter is beautiful!
I don't get to see so much of snow in my part of the world.

SandyCarlson said...

This place is just gorgeous!

Gattina said...

This winter we really are spoiled with snow ! even in countries were it snows not very often, this year there was snow, and I hate snow, lol! Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for the tips with photostorage. I found Photobucket's reaction so funny that everybody here laughs their heads off !

poppy fields said...

Beautiful mountain photos...I bet it's snowing there today.

lareine said...

to everybody: thanks for taking the time to visit and leave a comment... the panorama is worth getting cold for :)...

Jaden Paige said...

Those photos are GORGEOUS! And that last one... wow, the snow looks like long grass! So cool looking.

Thanks again for visiting and for your sweet comment on my I Heart Faces entry :) I'm heading over now to check out that post you linked to. Have a great weekend!

UTP said...

the best is if you could have caught the sun shining through some clouds on top of of a peak of mountain covered with snow...golden snow...

thats a BEST SELLER!!!

Will said...

Beautiful! Exactly where are these taken? It is certainly a different looking winter landscape than our local mountains.

lareine said...

to jaiden paige: thanks, both for the compliment and the visit... i also love the last photo... and hope you enjoy the weekend, too...

to UTP: i don't think i would have the patience to wait for it :)... it's quite cold and if i stopped to wait, i think i would have frozen... but that's a great idea! i hope next time, i'll be able to take a photo like you've described... i can already imagine it, and it would be stunning (if i can capture it correctly!) :)...

to will: these are take near col de portet, in the town of st.lary soulan, hautes pyrénées (france)... the area is quite mountainous, with very nice valleys... and quite known for ski resorts and hikes basically the whole year round...

lisaschaos said...

I can see why that's a popular spot in the winter!!

lareine said...

to lisaschaos: it's quite known as a winter resort... but it is also a lovely spot for hiking for the rest of the year:)...

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