My corner of paradise

 Farm in the Alps

Yes, our blue skies are back again. I know I’m rubbing it in, but being English means that I have been endowed with a lifelong fascination with the weather. I just can’t stop talking about it. Think of it as an inherent need that us Brits have, to prove to the rest of the planet that we too have the right to some sunshine. And as I happen to live in a corner of the Alps which possesses its own micro-climate, I get to boast about near perfect weather conditions all year round. Sorry.

Even though spring is some way off and most of the vegetation is still a murky brown, I couldn’t resist this shot of the farm yesterday. I know that I am lucky enough to reside in a place that most people would only think about when choosing a holiday destination, but contrary to what you might think, life’s not always a ball here. Living in an isolated, mountainous community does have its difficulties and peculiarities.

Farm in the Alps

Of course, having said that, a decent view en route to the local supermarket does go a long way in taking some of the grind out of grocery shopping.

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17 Responses to My corner of paradise

  1. Heidi says:

    Oh my goodness, that is STUNNING. I can’t imagine living in a place like this…I mean, do you ever grow used to it? Is that even possible?



  2. tut-tut says:

    Yikes! Would trade all my grayness for one hour there. Even with the Spaceship House (sold, by the way) a daily sight.

  3. LOL…I’ve always been a weather nut (it comes from my dad…he’s one too) and I think my time spent in England only made it more pronounced. Thanks for “rubbing it in” – wish I could share in that amazing blue sky.

  4. meredith says:

    Life is not always a bowl of cherries here either, but the sky is usually blue. Cheers!

  5. Gigi says:

    Yep – I sometimes have to tell myself to stop complaining when I’m lucky to be surrounded by so much natural beauty. I walk to work every morning along the banks of the river Isère, with snow-capped mountains all around…the sky isn’t always blue though 😦

  6. Mark says:

    Absolutely gorgeous and so peaceful!
    I have always wanted to live by the sea, and now we do I want to live in the mountains.
    Love the blog by the way.

  7. Keep the photos coming. They are lovely and I would rather look at them than out my window right now. And I say, if you have something worth bragging about then brag away. =)

  8. Hexe says:

    Small town living everywhere has its challenges, but a walk looking at this view would convince me to deal with the problems. Living in such a flat place, I realize that I need to seen hills and mountains so thank you for sharing.

  9. westcoastauntie says:

    Beautiful…..just beautiful.

  10. BettyWestern says:

    Hi there. Keep meaning to spend some time on your blog, but it’s late again. Anyway, your photos are charming and as a fellow Brit obsessed with the weather too (!), I’ve linked to you over at my place. Cheerio. BW

  11. meredith says:

    I’ve tagged you…

  12. Mary Alice says:

    I always love your photos. That would be a nice view to watch on the way to the grocery store.

  13. Jeannelle says:

    I’m on a farm in Iowa, USA, and have been looking for far-flung farm links. Someone gave me yours. Your photos are gorgeous…….this way I can travel to the Alps without leaving home!

  14. westcoastauntie says:

    Have missed your posts….over a month. Hope all is well???!

  15. hotpole says:

    I’m on the other side of your mountains, south, and have been following your country life for some time now. I hope you’re alright as haven’t seen you ‘on air’ for two months now…

  16. expatraveler says:

    And paradise it is! What beautiful photos.

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