See It to Believe It

photo by sara b. healy

We’re HERE! It’s odd because the current temperature is around 75 degrees Fahrenheit as I write this. If not for the huge mountains still wearing snow, I could almost believe I was at the beach:~)

Last night I woke to a light in the window. When I pulled the curtain back, a bright yellow moon was sitting above the mountains. That’s not something this Florida girl sees very often.

Instead of blabbing on and on, I decided to use this post as a picture post. I will say, however, the pictures can’t do justice to what my eyes see.

They will, however, give you an idea of how huge the Alps are and how lovely their craggy faces are, but in this case, you really do need to SEE it to believe it.

Here’s a sampling of what my new camera sees when it is cooperating:

photo by sara b. healy

This is the view from our bedroom window.

photo by sara b. healy

Here’s the view from our apartment balcony. The building below is a Swiss school.

photo by sara b. healy

The ski lift seen from my favorite meadow, which I visit every day. It makes me feel like Julie Andrews:~)

photo by sara b. healy

  This view is looking down from the meadow.

Usually by the time we leave, my favorite meadow is full of wild flowers and tall scratchy grass that begs the child in me to roll down the hill. I know better. The cows with their bells also frequent the meadow:~)

Back from Break

I know it’s been ages since I’ve posted. I’ve missed blogging, but sometimes LIFE just gets in the way. Traveling overseas can require a lot of planning, especially when you’ll be gone for over a month.

Now that we’re here, however, I’m hoping to post on Tuesdays, depending on travel and internet services. I’ll also be out visiting, but that will also depend on the internet:~)

22 comments on “See It to Believe It

  1. Linda says:

    Hi Sara,

    It’s good to see you back on the airwaves. Those pictures are gorgeous. I know you’ll have a wonderful time, but how could you not with a view like that. This trip will certainly inspire more posts with scenery like that.

    • Sara says:

      @ Linda — I’m pleased you like the pictures. Let me tell you, they don’t do justice to what it actually looks like here. It is amazing.

      My plan is to put up more picture posts. I’m slowly getting used to my new camera and it gives me an opportunity to play with it.

  2. Lynn says:

    What a lovely place. I’d be tempted to run across that field singing like Julie Andrews. 🙂

    Have a wonderful time! It was good to see a blog post from you pop up.

    • Sara says:

      @ Lynn — That was my thought exactly when I first went up to the meadow. It does look like that. It amazing how much you can hear when you’re in the mountains. I can hear the cow bells from way down in the valley. It’s kind of neat, but strange.

      Thanks for welcoming me back. It is good to be blogging again:~)

  3. Ginny says:

    I’ve been checking in on you and was so excited to see your post today. Have a wonderful time. I know you must be so excited to be in such an incredibly beautiful place. I am so glad that I will get to travel with you through your pictures.

    • Sara says:

      @ Ginny — It will be fun to put up pictures. We’re also planning a few trips to other countries and so I’ll add some spice to the photos, hopefully:~) BTW I was really impressed with your photograph of the trees and the garden. You’re getting so good at photography:~)

  4. Fireblossom says:

    Whoa! Leave Sara unattended for two minutes and she goes to Switzerland!

    • Sara says:

      @ Fireblossom — Yes, that’s me…the frequent traveler. NOT!!! I’m not the best traveler. It takes me a long time to adjust to the changes and in Europe there are many, especially when you don’t speak the language. Where we are right now, everyone speaks French. I’ve learned to say the polite phrases, but also NOT to try to say anything lengthy…it just frustrates the person I’m talking to. The easiest thing to do is write down the questions and show it to the person:~)

      Everyone here is very nice, however. I’ll be posting about our other travels, as well. It’s nice to blogging again!

  5. We LOVE Switzerland! We were in Leysin a few years back and really enjoyed it…also love the area of villages just west of St. Moritz. Great views and hiking! Enjoy!

    • Sara says:

      @ Nadine — Cool about you being in Leysin. It is a beautiful village. We are definitely getting in walking shape with the climbs! For a Florida girl, this is quite the challenge. Even my treadmill can’t prepare me for these ups and downs.

      BTW I can’t seem to leave a comment at your site. It makes me go to Twitter or Facebook. I’ve tried my WP info and it doesn’t work. Just so you know….I’d like to visit and I do stop by and read your post. I just can’t comment:~)

  6. Hilary says:

    Hi Sara .. how great to see where you are – well I can’t .. but might if I stood on Beachy Head and there was no cloud til the Alps .. just a remote possibility – but you’d have to climb for me to see you?!

    The meadow looks glorious and the moon has been fabulous recently .. so enjoy it … so clear and creamy yellow …

    Have a great holiday – see you soon .. cheers Hilary

    • Sara says:

      @ Hilary — Thank you. I plan to enjoy this. Unfortunately, for my partner, Jim, it’s not exactly a holiday as he has to teach:~) Still, it’s fun for me. I’ll be putting up picture posts most of time while we’re here:~)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. susan says:

    Hi Sara!
    Welcome back! 🙂 So glad you are on again and wow, what absolutely delightful photos! I can imagine it’s quite different from Florida, my goodness!
    Enjoy my dear!

    • Sara says:

      @ Susan — Yes, it’s definitely making my legs work. Florida is so flat, I almost never get to do any climbing. Here, on the other hand, even walking a short distance on a regular road is usually a CLIMB, but I’m actually enjoying this, except when old ladies carrying packages pass me on the climb:~)

      Thanks for stopping by and it is good to be back!

  8. Belinda says:

    Oh my! The hills are alive!!!

    It must be so great to wake upt to a real-life view of the Swiss Alps. And the thought of rolling down that meadow? How do you resist the temptation?! And, really, cows with bells? Oh, I love it all!

    Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to see more pictures of the sky, the birds, the neighbors…

    • Sara says:

      @ Belinda — YES, they are!!! It’s easy to resist the temptation to roll down the hills/mountains when you walk through the meadow and see all the places the cows have been. It sort stops any thoughts of even sitting in the grass:~)

      I will be posting more pictures soon! Thanks for the visit.

  9. Jean Sampson says:

    Wow, Sara! This is so beautiful! I love the picture with the clouds that look like a couple of dolphins between you and the mountain! I was in Switzerland and Austria and other places around the Alps about 40 years ago but I have never lost the wonder of that trip. I am so glad that you are sharing these with us! Have yourself a great vacation!

    • Sara says:

      @ Jean — Thank you about our trip. It’s a nice vacation for me. JC has to work, but it’s not too bad for him. We get at least 3-4 days when we can travel. To be honest, both of us are just happy to sit out on our balcony and watch the changes in the mountains.

      I’ll be posting more pictures soon:~) Thanks for the visit and I hope all is well with you!

  10. Carrie says:

    ah ha! You are in Switzerland basking in the joy that is the Alps 🙂 My friends live in Switzerland – you should pop round for coffee, haha.
    LOVE the photos, truly quite jealous. We are diffenately going to visit soon (once we find the money!)
    Great to hear from you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. Kelvin Kao says:

    This is awesome, Sara! What a beautiful place to visit!
    And it’s always nice to see a “I haven’t been posting because life is great!” post instead of “I am so depressed. Life sucks. I have no motivation to post. FML. This blog is dead forever” post.

  12. Chris Edgar says:

    Hi Sara — good to see you and your uncanny photo artistry again! Can we get a POV video camera view of you tearing up the Swiss slopes? 🙂 Best, CE

  13. Caity says:

    Wow that looks incredible! I hope you enjoy yourself!

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