Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge ( of Lake Geneva )

This week’s photo challenge is Edge.

I have always like edges to the water, whether it is sea or lake.dscf0043

Here are a few shots taken at the edge of the lake Geneve near Morges.

It is idyllic to see yachts on a calm lake, as the ones I saw that day in Morges.dscf0042

The flowers at the edges of the lake were also lovely.

I can sit there all day, just gazing to the lake, watching the water and the clouds.dscf0045

Surely, there are people like me, relaxing near to the water edge.

These are wonderful views to be enjoyed.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning ( Walk in Geneva)

We stayed somewhere on the hills overlooking lake Geneva, Switzerland.

To stay healthy, we did a walk about after an early breakfast.

Firstly, we have to negotiate a somewhat steep trail.DSCF0050A

Along the trail, there were some fox holes. Unfortunately, I have no luck of seeing any foxes.

The sun has come up and shone through the leaves. As usual, I took a photo of the light through the leaves.

We climbed higher and reach this grassland where there are only a couple of lone trees.DSCF1129

I like trees in a open plain and was glad to take this photo.

Another good morning I woke up to, just fantastic!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony (Vineyard)

The vineyard overlooking the Lake of Geneve, Switzerland, a very harmonious environment, is an UNESCO site.

Below is a paragraph lifted from the UNESCO.org site describing the place:IMG_1008

The Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, stretching for about 30 km along the south-facing northern shores of Lake Geneva from the Chateau de Chillon to the eastern outskirts of Lausanne in the Vaud region, cover the lower slopes of the mountainside between the villages and the lake. Although there is some evidence that vines were grown in the area in Roman times, the present vine terraces can be traced back to the 11th century, when Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries controlled the area. It is an outstanding example of a centuries-long interaction between people and their environment, developed to optimize local resources so as to produce a highly valued wine that has always been important to the economy.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Season ( Up on the Swiss Mountains)

Our Spring is still cold ( by our standards).

As one who lives in the subtropics, Switzerland always seems cold to me except in the Summer months.DSCF8573

Here are a couple of photos taken some years ago.

It was Spring; there was quite a contrast between the bleak snow covered hills and the grassland down below.DSCF8556

It looks as if there are two seasons there in the picture; Winter on the hills and Spring in the valley below.

Maybe the snow there never melts, even in Summer.

Weekly photo Challenge: Seasons ( Spring at Morges)

Spring and Autumn are the seasons I like best.

I like Spring for the flowers and Autumn for the foliage.DSCF0025

Summer is the month I feel most mobile and energetic.

Winter is the season for my hibernation!

Here are a couple of photos taken in Morges, Switzerland during Spring.DSCF0022

How delightful it is to walk around the garden by the lake.

Flowers and green leaves everywhere, one complementing the other.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic ( Flowers at Morges)

The sight of flowers blossoming in Spring always makes me happy.

While we have soft hail here, I am optimistic that Spring will come soon.DSCF0026

This  image always come to mind; it was taken in Morges, Switzerland.

While tulips in Amsterdam are are abundant, I rather like these at Morges.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extraordinary ( Clouds )

Clouds are my favorite subject of photography.

In particular, I like shooting storm clouds in the tropics, over the infinite horizon.DSCF0027A

Here is a picture taken at Geneva, overlooking the lake with some extraordinary clouds at a relatively low altitude.

I have turned it into a black and white to make it look more moody.