Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Home tomorrow.....

We go home tomorrow. I have no idea why I thought 5 days would be enough. This morning, yet another unbelievably beautiful day, I walked up the valley, along the river banks, through another forest and back. More photos. More time to sit and watch nature at its most beautiful, and more time to let my thoughts wander too.

One of the nicest things about being here, is that everyone smiles and greets you as you walk about. People seem happy. I can certainly see why, living here.



Now doesn't this remind you of the Sound of Music??? Climb every mountain?


When I was going through the photos after my walk, I came across this one. It amazed me. I was sitting on the river bank at the time, just watching the water flowing by, and could not see what I was taking in the sunlight, but I wanted to capture what was in front of me. And this is it. All I can say is that it was perfectly peaceful. I was up last night, wrestling with demons in my head, and I knew I had to get out and walk first thing. Maybe this is why.




The sun drifted behind the mountain here, and it was so beautiful.
That forest on the left is the one I walked through on Sunday morning.


There is something about mountains. I know some people feel hemmed in by them, but me?? Oh no. They seem to make my spirit soar. I love the sea. But if I had to choose....... the mountains win every time. Where I live, we have neither, and that is a great pity.

If you ever come to Switzerland, make sure you allow for time to walk and soak up all the beauty. You can do a whistlestop tour, of course, but oh, how much you will miss. I ache at the thought of leaving this place.

But maybe the real reason I love being here so much is because for very brief moments in my time, I am with my sister, and can relax and know that I am not the only one facing my future. I know that she is always there, with encouragement and belief in me. And here, for a little while, I can put aside everything and just be me.

It is a good place to be.

7 comments:

Morning Glory said...

These pictures just take my breath away! It just doesn't look like a real place, but a work of art. Which it is, I would say. Have a safe trip home. I'm so glad you had this time away.

Susie said...

You've captured the magic of Switzerland for those of us who can only see it through your pictures.
Truly lovely.
Travel safely my friend..
xo

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh that picture with the sunrays (son rays) beaming down is awesome. May I borrow and use it?
This has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. I'm with you all the way about the mountains. I am not a beach person at all. It's the magisty of the mountains!!!! Santa Fe, where I grew up is 7,000 ft with the Rocky Mountains looming around it. Here in Tulsa we have small hills :o(
Susan
Susan

Barbara said...

I can just taste that cool crisp mountain air. M akes me want to go back.
Have a good journey back.

momrn2 said...

I am so glad you have had such beautiful weather and scenery to help relax your body, soul and spirit!

Crystal said...

I have loved seeing the beauty of this place you enjoy so much. It is definitely on our list of places to visit soon. Travel safely - see you back here soon!

meggie said...

My son loved Switzerland.
I am so glad you are having time in this wonderful healing time & space.