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visit, late April 2008
is presently based in Santiago, Chile, but visits the old dad in Switzerland whenever
she's in the neighborhood . . .
. . for as many Swiss national dishes as can be got down in a few days and a lot
of hiking in the countryside roundabout. Late April 2008.
Foirausaz farm from atop a nearby bluff in the forest
through smooshy snow in the forest
VERY smooshy snow
Foirausaz as we pass by it
up the valley, the Pré de St-Livres farm
near the meadows of St-Livres
half snow these days, and half not
down the gouffre. The stair and railing leading down to a little balcony down
the inside have been laid on in recent years.
Gouffre or cavern at the meadow of St-Livres
of spring flowers
contemplating cool clouds worth photographing
settling for just photographing the old dad instead
old dad photographing Alison macro-photographing defenseless little flowers.
mixed snowshoeing in late April in the Swiss Jura
next day, not far from
the Mondion farm above Bassins, we're fed up with clumping over grass in snowshoes
and choose just to sink knee-deep in the snow on every third step instead.
in the forest running with melt-water
thoroughly lost by this time, but still hopeful.
trail has disappeared, only wet hillsides now, but it's okay.
off tomorrow for Chile by way of Germany, but coming back soon, we hope.
this trip to Europe, Alison's come by way of a working spell at the NRAO, the
VLA (Very Large Array) at the US National Radio Astronomy Observatory near Socorro,
New Mexico, where she took her Ph.D. a while ago.
here's where she's working now, at the ALMA project in the Atacama mountains of
Chile at 5,000 metres (16,500 feet) above sea level. ALMA stands for Atacama Large
and colleagues and one of the new thingies.
and a colleague
the nearby Valley of the Moon
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
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