Sunday's pictures and a song - What does December look like in your part of the world? Photos by Heidi Schnüriger of Rothenthurm, Switzerland
As the response to "What does December look like in your part of the world?" was minimal (Ok, non-existant), I turned to my dearest friend Heidi to ask if she would share a couple of photos. Supportive as always, she quickly sent these pictures of Switzerland's highest upland moor near her home in Rothenthurm, Switzerland. Even though these photos were taken on December 18, 2010, Heidi assured me that it looks exactly the same today because there was a fresh snowfall yesterday.
Heidi, I hope that you approve of the song selection. Andrea Bocelli is the first singer who comes to mind whenever I think of you because we've enjoyed many glasses of wine while listening to him. Feel free to sing along - that's what I was doing while trying to decided which version of "Ave Maria" to use. And, of course, I had tears in my eyes - I can't help it. This song always get to me.
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Mary Kay, the CD "Sacred Arias" by Andrea Bocelli is my daily companion in this time of advent and the song "Ave Maria" that you've chosen is my absolute favourite! Thanks for making me cry... (which I consider healthy and necessary every once in a while). Simon, my 20-year-old son, is not sharing my passion for Italian opera singers and is making fun of Bocelli (and me) by copying him karaoke-style. I'll have to drag him out into the snow and teach him a lesson! Thanks again for posting my pictures and choosing this beautiful song.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous photos, Heidi....and another fine song selection.ReplyDelete
Thank you Mary Kay. What a lovely way to start this day. Heidi your photos are beautiful. It's how I imagine Switzerland to be. Andrea Boccelli, my favourite; Ave Maria, my favourite; and David Foster, Victoria boy.ReplyDelete
Heidi, Glad to hear that Ava Maria is your favorite - that must be one of the reasons why we've been friends for such a loooonnnnggg time. With the exception of Shakespeare & Co. stamps in new books, we usually tend to like the same things. I wish that I could have seen SImon's performance and helped you push him in the snow.Thanks again for being so generous with your photos and for helping me out!ReplyDelete
Nancy, Thanks for emailing the LINK for the beautiful slideshow of Paris accompanied by "Time to Say Goodbye". That's another one of my all time favorites. I didn't realize that I would use so many Kleenex today.
Christine, I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't know David Foster - well, after googling him I realized that I do, but I didn't when I picked the video. Rather than having a version with a full orchestra, I just liked the simplicity of Bocelli's voice with the piano. It's even better now that I know about Foster.
I can't really imagine a landscape like that--so beautiful, all that snow. The first shot is particularly nice.ReplyDelete
Joseph, Heidi lives in what I refer to as the "real" Switzerland because it's one of the original three cantons (states) that formed the country. Where I used to live (Montreux) is known as the Riveria and has palm trees and a more temperate climate.ReplyDelete
If you would like to hear the sound that accompanies the slideshow that Nancy recommended, here's the link for the YouTube video.ReplyDelete
Hi! I wandered over today from MadmoisElla's blog & just wanted to say I've very much enjoyed the posts I've read so far. Almost makes me want to come spend more time in Paris! (I'm a bit lukewarm on the City of Light - I guess I enjoy it if I'm there, but I can usually think of more exciting or at least brand-new places to spend my time and money.)ReplyDelete
And those photos are gorgeous, I *wish* it looked like that in my part of the world!
I wouldn't mind being in Switzerland at the moment. I much prefer the snow to the sleet and wind that we've had so far this winter.ReplyDelete
I'll take some photos today for you of soggy Creuse.
Gwan, Thanks for stopping by. I love Ella's blog and have just been over taking a look at yours. Great stuff!ReplyDelete
Having felt the same as you about Paris for years, I can completely relate to your desire to travel to other places. But now I'm kind of hooked on her again, which is a good thing since I live here. ; )
Steph, It sounds as if you've been having the same kind of weather in Creuse that we've been having in Paris. Miserable.
I would love to have some photos of Creuse, soggy or dry!
Thanks for replying & your comment on my blog! Glad you're "profiting bien" from Paris :)ReplyDelete