Dwight Peck's farm photos

Farms of the Jura in winter

The 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.

Les Chenevières

Located at 1220m altitude in a broad meadow, visible from the lakeside below, along the farm road between the village of Le Vaud and the Perroude du Vaud farm at the top of the ridgeline. Seen here, looking westward, toward the end of a sunny day, 12 January 2002.

The front of the farm overlooking Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), human habitation on the right, animals' on the left.

Homey front porch, a fine day in January 2002

The west side in declining sunlight

Lake Geneva in the background, 12 January 2002

A snowy day, 9 April 2004

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13 December 2009

26 December 2010

19 November 2016

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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