Winter Wonderland, Swiss Style
The snow is still falling here in Zürich – actually make that snow, rain and sleet – and no one dares go outside without a hat, scarf and gloves on. Despite all that, the days are getting longer, if little by little, and the market was once again a buzz this morning, as if spring were just around the corner. I don’t think we’re quite there yet! Before spring flowers do start popping up and the snow starts to melt away, I thought I’d take a wintery stroll through some recent trips throughout Switzerland.
There is a real beauty to the gray days of winter in Switzerland. Sometimes the fog just slightly masks tall church steeples or clock towers in the distance, making for an almost magical landscape. As below in Lucerne, with its beautiful lake and old bridges, omnipresent seagulls and swans gliding along the water with no regard whatsoever to the freezing temperatures outside.
A huge pack of sheep didn’t seem to mind the snow either, which we saw when driving through the northeast region of Switzerland, near the border of Lichtenstein.
And back here in Zürich it wasn’t only the animals whose feathers went unruffled. The sun did shine, and a few courageous people even took to the lake themselves.
I hope you’re all staying warm; and if you’re reading this from some hot, sweltering climate, then I hope these photos gave you a breath of fresh, Swiss mountain air !