Sunday, April 29, 2012

z i n a l

eveningcheese

a few weeks ago,
before the snow
was
giving way
to spring,
our friends
invited
us
up
to a little
300 year old
cabin
in the mountains
of the valais.
a cute
ski town
called zinal.

zinal_signs

we took
the train
to sierres.
they picked
us up
and drove us
up
the
windy mountain.


zinal_neighbors

we arrived
as the sun
was beginning
to set.
christophe and jesse
brought out
cheese, bread,
and wine
from the valais
for a sunset feast.


zinal_evening

we talked
and ate until
the very last bit
of sun
vanished from
the mountain tops.


zinal_cheesewine zinal_sunset

in the morning
we awoke
to a bowl
of coffee
and
the sun
on our faces.


zinal_morning zinal_morningcheese zinal_christophejesse

we walked into
town
to
see about
maybe
spending the afternoon
on the slopes.

zinal_walkingahead

our timing
was bad.
everything was closed
for lunch.
so we had a beer
and waited...

zinal_veebeer

then
up...
up...
up into
the mountains
we went...

zinal_3paragliders zinal_inthemountains

f i n a l l y
we had
the opportunity
to snowboard
in the alps!

31mars
{photo by grub}

. . . . .

after
an exhausting
afternoon
christophe
made us
fondue à la tomate.

zinal_fondue

we stayed up
late
a listened
to christophe's
stories
of research
in faraway lands.

. . . . . .

sunday morning
meant
it was time
to pack up
and head home.


zinal_coffee

we lingered
over coffee
in
the morning light.

zinal_storytime zinal_kitchen zinal_photos

we said
our goodbyes
and headed
homeward.


zinal_cabin

xo

zinal_pussywillows

5 comments:

charlotte said...

your trip combines all the things i love the most about switzerland.
how wonderful.

shari said...

such a lovely trip! beautiful photos that really evoke a sense of place. xo

shari said...

beautiful photos that evoke a sense of place. xo

lisa s said...

beautiful indeed.
i LOVE that shot of grub and vee and your friend. so old and new world at the same time

emily said...

it sounds like a storybook.