Friday, October 21, 2016

Back from my blog break and a few pictures from my vacation


I have been back home for a couple of weeks after a fun vacation exploring the Alps with my daughter-in-law. For most of the trip, we were in Switzerland, but we did venture into France and Italy for a couple of days. My favorite place was Zermatt where we stayed in a nice little hotel with a perfect view of the Matterhorn. The weather was glorious and today I am showing three pictures taken at different times of the day from the balcony of our room. I took the first shot early in the morning as we watched the sun come up and turn the mountain gold. The second shot was taken just before lunch time and the third shot I took as the sun was going down behind the mountains. Everyone kept telling us how lucky we were with the weather and believe me, we did not take it for granted!

Linking to SkyWatch Friday.

25 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

Welcome back, Lois.
Splendid images of the Matterhorn, the first one is the most appealing.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Montanhas impressionantes e de grande beleza.
Um abra├žo e bom fim-de-semana.
Andarilhar

biebkriebels said...

Stunning photos of the Matterhorn and just from your balcony. Looking forward to your other photos.

Marleen said...

You certainly had a great view from your balcony, Lois!
Good to hear you had a great holiday.

Tanya Breese said...

oh how exciting to see it in person...i've only seen the one at disneyland...as a kid i knew we were almost there the minute the matterhorn popped into view! great photos lois!

Sandra said...

Can't imagine having this view from my balcony. WOW! gorgeous. since I am a lover of all things sunrise the first is my favorite. this is proof how light changes things moment by moment. welcome back

Lowell said...

These are superb photos and what a way to come back to blogging! You've been missed, but what fun you must have had. When you said you took these from your balcony I almost hopped on a plane!

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, you had one spectacular view!

RedPat said...

A room with a view!

William Kendall said...

An amazing mountain, and you've photographed it beautifully. I'd love to have a go at it.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, awesome view of the Matterhorn. Great skywatch photos.
Have a happy day and weekend!

Tamera said...

Beautiful, Lois!

Revrunner said...

Oh, Lois. I was there just this past May! Looking forward to your pics. :-)

bookworm said...

I loved the first one the most. It's been my dream to visit Switzerland.

BeachGypsy said...

Hi there Lois---so good to hear from you!!glad to ser you had stopped by. I am loving your vacation pictures! So so pretty-- what a great adventure! Had you been before or was this your first time?

Lea said...

Three beautiful photos!

Linda said...

Welcome back! Nice study of light on the mountain.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - so majestic and beautiful!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Really beautiful shots. Closest I've been is the Matterhorn at Disneyland!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It is amazing the different moods that you captured.

indah nuria Savitri said...

How I miss Switzerland...such a beautiful land indeed. We lived there in 2007 - 2011 and love it so much..

bill burke said...

Good to see back in action. What a great series of the same image seen throughout a day. I like the early morning one as my favorite, the light on it is stunning.
Glad you had a wonderful time traveling and the weather cooperated.

Splendid Little Stars said...

wow! What a view from your room!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Fabulous vacation -- awe inspiring views. how wonderful you got to go; thank you for sharing!!! (Loved both posts of these awesosme mountains).

Jarek said...

What beautiful photos! First one is my favourite