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.

Pré de Rolle

The farm at Pré de Rolle lies at 1346m halfway along a kilometre-long meadow just south of the Col du Marchairuz.

This was a very cold 23 February 2005. Seen from the south.

On 8 April 2006, seen from the north

April snow melt, with all troughs showing

Seen from the west

The drainpipe in the center of the photo is completely squashed, presumably by the weight of avalanches off the roof earlier in the year.

Seen from the east, 8 April 2006

From the south, April 2006

11 April 2009

A peek under the eaves, and then we'll be on our way.

11 April 2009

1 April 2013

14 April 2013

from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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