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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Snowy Alpine sunset, a gift for those who are stuck at home

Val d'Anniviers, Switzerland: Weisshorn, glacier, peaks looking towards Italy

For what it's worth, I was stuck at home today, too. One sick daughter, cold windy weather, and it just seemed wiser to stay indoors. I watched early morning skiers walk up the hill - the road to the ski lifts was initially closed due to fresh snow. Later on the sun came out and the snow on the road melted, but not in my driveway, and I never bothered to shovel it. Cold, wind, blowing snow: that was today in the Swiss Valaisan Alps.

But at the end we had a wonderful pink and purple sunset. Here is what it looked like near Crans-Montana, across the Rhone and at the end of the Val d'Anniviers, at 6:30 pm. Brrrrr, a good day to be in. But dream a little dream about the Alps, for they really are this beautiful.


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