Snow days were always some of my very favorite

I’ve been hearing from so many how they’ve had enough of snow and winter, but I absolutely love it and haven’t had enough! I wanted to share these photos with you to remind you of the beauty of snow and winter. So many of my friends keep telling me about all the snow they’re getting in Indiana and I’m so jealous! I wrote earlier that Switzerland hasn’t disappointed me with the amount of snow, but it’s become a touch and go (quite literally) deal. One day will be full of beautiful snowfalls and the next it melts. I’m so glad I was able to go on a walk in the woods on these days.

This house really stood out to me; must have been the green shutters against the brick.

The forests were full of animal tracks. This tree had clearly been nibbled on by deer. I was really hoping to spot one, but my surroundings were completely quiet except for a single woodpecker.

The photos of me were taken by my brother, Robert.

I love the way snow covered pine trees look off in the distance.

Those mountains are none other than the Swiss Alps! They looked massive this day.

This was another day more recently. I went on a path that I’ve never been on here before and I was able to see this little town completely different because of it.

There are only a couple homes like this here and I absolutely love them! They look like Playmobile homes with the added bit of color and the look of fresh wood.

I’d recently seen a photo of a frozen waterfall and wished I could see one in person. My wish came true! I had no idea about this place before this walk.

This tree had its very own sign. It was all in German so, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to read it. It has no top and it’s twisted from top to bottom.

I soon realized that the forest was on the very edge of a big cliff.

There was a steep path that led to a lookout point with a bench and a small safety rail. I almost didn’t go over because I was worried about slipping on the snow and falling.

So, did I convince you that winter is full of beauty? Did you even need the reminder?


Rachel Parker
2 February 2011 - 2:50 am

I’m convinced (& you’re super cute, too)! Here in South Carolina we get snow like once or twice per year, and just last Sunday the temperature got up to 70 degrees. Haha! But it’s very humid here so I actually believe it feels colder here than it does in somewhere like Montana, but I have no idea what Switzerland is like so I definitely can’t speak to that.

Brandi {not your average ordinary}
2 February 2011 - 3:36 am

Such lovely photos — and I love that jacket you’re wearing! I suddenly really miss winter, especially the woods in the winter. Give me a cabin, some warm clothing, a few books, and I’ll be set.

angela hardison
2 February 2011 - 5:12 am

snow is so beautiful. i always get jealous when i see other people’s snow adventures. it’s cooled off to 50 degrees here right now in AZ and i’m kind of freezing. haha.

2 February 2011 - 11:05 am

BEAUTIFUL pictures. And yah, I keep hearing from the family in Indiana!

Misty :)
2 February 2011 - 2:49 pm

These pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!! You are right, winter IS full of beauty! I just wish it was this pretty over here!!! And I wish I had the woods and country to go walking around to get the views you get!!! It is a little bit different in the city than where you are. But thank you for adding these!!! They make me really jealous and I wish I could come visit you even more now!!! I hope you have a great day and I’ll talk to you tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

Clare B
2 February 2011 - 4:42 pm

Beautiful snow shots – I especially like the pine trees with the snowy icing on the top.

Jackie {sweetlittlethrills}
2 February 2011 - 5:28 pm

What gorgeous photos! They remind me of my parents’ land… 150 acres of country property with rolling hills and a huge, majestic forest. My teeny tiny backyard doesn’t quite compare. I love the way snow looks stuck on tree limbs + branches. Beautiful!

2 February 2011 - 9:05 pm

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments! I’m so glad so many of you liked my photos. There’s been snow in the forecast, but I’ve yet to see any recently… it’s just super cold!

2 February 2011 - 9:17 pm

those photos are just magical! i love the snow, but i don’t live near it anymore. sad!

4 February 2011 - 1:28 pm

I have heard about Indiana getting a lot of snow lately on the news, and I thought of you. :p
I must say, the snow you’ve gotten in Switzerland is very pretty, too.
I love the way snow-covered woods look. I’ve seen enough to know. ;p
You look so cute!! ^_^ Love that hat. I have something like it, except it’s blue and white, and has tassels. :p And I love that pic of you in the middle of a patch of snow-covered…twigs? Weeds? I dunno, it was cool. xD;
The landscape shots are gorgeous.
That frozen waterfall is so awesome!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I didn’t even know that could happen, haha :p
Ohhh my gosh, that one photo, under the frozen waterfall and the two smaller photos? That looks JUST like a trail that leads away from my house, that starts just behind the barn; I’m not kidding. Okay, the left side is a lot steeper in places here, but the downward incline on the right is very similar, along with the pine trees. So surreal; it’s like you teleported to my yard and took a picture! ;p
What an interesting tree; too bad there wasn’t an English translation of that sign around. ;P
Wooow, you went pretty high up! What an amazing view.
Haha, I didn’t need convincing of winter’s beauty, that’s for sure! :p But it’s nice to have a reminder. =)
Love these photos!! ♥

8 February 2011 - 5:19 am

Feel free to take ALL of my snow. haha seriously all of it. I am so ready for Spring it’s ridiculous!
It is so lovely though isn’t it? In my opinion, the world is prettiest just after a freshly fallen snow storm. When everything is white and no car tracks or dirty snow is seen.
You’ve definitely persuaded me. ๐Ÿ™‚

8 February 2011 - 5:19 am

*I meant to write “you’ve definitely convinced me.” Sorry about that.

8 February 2011 - 11:45 am

Lauren – I guess what I was sitting in were little bushes that are now bare due to the winter; not twigs or weeds. They may be little trees that have started to grow, too. It looks like you live in a super nice place, too, then! I’d love to see some of YOUR winter photos! Thank you for your comment, I’m so glad you like my photos and that you didn’t even need convincing about loving winter!

Haylee – No worries. Last week I would have gladly taken all of your snow, but yesterday felt like the first day of spring so I’m completely ready for it now. I agree with you… not only is everything beautiful after a snow fall, but it seems more quiet and peaceful, too.

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