When I think of the mountains
I think of the fresh, pure air
the peacefulness away from the noisy city.
The morning mists which drift in and out of the slopes
and the smell of pine trees.
I love the wooden chalets
the reflections in their windows
the lace curtains
the shutters and the geraniums in window boxes
Can you imagine that this was the fabulous view from my window?
Look at the greenery beyond the balcony.
I want to take it all back to the city with me!
This was the view on the left
Each room has a balcony and a window box of flowers.
This is the view straight ahead
zooming down to the nearby village
We stayed in a chalet style hotel.
My balcony is on the second from top floor
to the left of the pale yellow parasol.
We were so lucky with the weather
after quite a rainy month of July.
There was a pond down below
and the wonderful luxury of an indoor swimming pool
which I used every day
and it was especially delicious to swim early mornings before breakfast.
We stayed for just two nights
but I was so grateful to be offered the opportunity
of getting away from the
noise and pollution of city life.