Wednesday, August 31, 2011
For my birthday present, Switzerland gave me a gorgeous sunny day in the alps. Lauterbrunnen is a very small town in a tidy green valley with towering mountains on either side. From our hotel window in one direction we had a view of snow-covered peaks in the distance. Looking the other way, I gazed down on this slope of neat farms dotted with small, tidy houses and backed by a sheer cliff face.
We were expecting cool or even cold weather in the Swiss Alps in May, but that was another birthday present; the temperature was in the high 70's. Just delightful! I sat on the balcony in my t-shirt and sketched.