Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Reporting in at last!

Dawn in the Alps

Hello all. Well, that is if any of the "all" are still around. An extremely iffy internet connection coupled with a small granddaughter visiting has meant that I have been gone. You may just have noticed this, I suspect.

Missy and her parents are back home again, and in a week or so, we will be on our way too. Sigh. I love this place, but I am repeating myself yet again. One small girl's smiles and giggles had every adult here wound round her tiny finger. And Marge and I got to babysit for a couple of hours so Andrew and Ann could go out to dinner! The fact that they were just over the road helped. Missy was awake, and when she realised her Mum and Dad were nowhere to be seen, the little one tried so hard to be brave and swallow her sobs, but the wails now and then were heartbreaking. I rocked her to sleep after a while, and was convinced she would cry when she saw me the next morning, but the smiles were back in place. She is just too cute for words. And we all adore her.


Marge's beautiful garden....
A Swiss spider....
The weather has been absolutely amazing. Hot endless sunny days. There have been thunderstorms in the middle of the night, but each day dawns hotter then the previous one. Just wonderful. I am a perpetual puddle, though. Yesterday, in an effort to cool my face and head down, I tried to hold a chilled glass full of apple juice against my cheek. And managed to pour the lot over my head and down my front. Newly washed hair and all. Groan. I looked like a trainwreck. Now I am going to go and start reading the 397587292479320posts you have all written. I need to catch up in a BIG way. However, normal service will be resuming shortly, and there will be no mountains outside or granddaughters trying to stand to distract me. Nor will there be stunning weather I suppose. I can't believe how fast the summer has flown by. Beautiful, isn't it?
A Swiss Sunset.......

8 comments:

Diana Langdon said...

Great photos, loved the sunrise one :)

Linda said...

Linds, Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I have been waiting for these beautiful pictures. It really is like some sort of fairy tale. Just amazing!
I am so pleased for you. It sounds like such a lovely time.

Dawn said...

Amazing pictures - the dawn ones are my favorite - and not because of my name! Fabulous.

I can hardly wait to see you over at my place again one of these days soon! I know it will be hard to leave there, but all good things must come to an end - who ever made up that crazy saying??

I'll bet little Missy is spoiled half rotten by now!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Gorgeous scenery, as usual, but so utterly foreign compared to my Arkansas Delta surroundings. Switzerland and the Alps are about as different as you can get from the flat farmland with cotton, rice and soybeans growing here. Although it is HOT and steamy here as well.

Hope to hear from you again soon, stranger. ;o)

xoxoxo

lakeviewer said...

What beautiful scenery. You've become a swiss-miss alright.

Crystal said...

It's so good to hear from you again!! I knew you were quite busy "grandmothering" - and loving it!! I love the gorgeous pictures. Enjoy every moment that you have - we'll be here when you get back home and into your routine again.
((( HUGS )))

Barbara said...

Such fond memories, all those beautiful lakes and mountains. Glad it has been a good time for you.

Your grandbaby is certianly growing.

Have not quite got my heard around your new project with words. But whatever hope it works for you.

Have a safe journey home.

Morning Glory said...

Stunning photos!!