Peck's low-res photos
of the Jura in winter
Jura mountains run in a southwest-northeast direction along the border between
France and Switzerland, from Geneva (Genève) to Basel (Bâle), holding at about
1300-1400 meters altitude (4350-4500 feet), and peaking in the range of 1650 meters
(5450 feet). These photos of high alpage farms in winter are mainly from the southwestern
end of that range, between the cities of Geneva and Vallorbe.]
pastures of the lakeside town of Aubonne lie at about 1390m alongside the road
to the Col du Marchairuz, across from the Pré de Rolle just to the southwest.
Here's the farm building and its outbuilding on a beautifully gloomy 7th of March
south-facing side of the farm, 7 March 2004.
secondary building on an even gloomier preceding day, 6 March 2004.
the north, 27 December 2005
of the Pré d'Aubonne can be seen in the center -- the red dot indicates
the approximate location of the Grande Baume
de Pré d'Aubonne, a giant gouffre in the forest floor some 125 meters
27 December 2005
Above: December 2005.
Below: February 2013
9 February 2013 -- It's a cold day by our standards, -7°C (19°F), and Canadians are not invited to make sarcastic comments.
It's the kind of cold day that makes Kristin, who's from northern Wisconsin, put on her earmuffs and make sarcastic comments.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 14 April 2004, revised 13 February 2013.