I love all seasons in the countryside
but autumn brings warmth to my heart
and fresh air on my face!
At this time of the year, it's wise to grab the beautiful days as they appear.
Another little train journey
but on a country train this time!
My destination is 'Apples'
and you can see the name painted on the carriage.
Through the train window, I saw the vineyards slowly turning yellow.
The train stops at every little village
I love it!
Here's the village station with a fresh coat of green paint.
Now the walk begins
past pastures and trees and grazing Swiss cows!
busy sowing seeds in the freshly turned earth.
I'm heading towards these lovely woods.
I love the feeling of space
adore the silence
and the lack of crowds...
Some leaves have started to fall and decorate the slopes.
Down a little and up again
Going round one bend towards a range of low mountains
Up higher just before the entrance to the forest
A soft path through the trees
surrounded by nature
not a car to be seen or heard.
Coming out of the woods towards glorious fields
Down the hill towards the village again.
This time on a backdrop of the Alps with the lake below.
The little three-carriage country train
which has just come from the village of Bière
(which really is the French word for 'beer')
Goodbye Apples with your green-framed station clock!
I notice a sign up inside the train
This one advertises a Train Fondue
Now that's given me an idea for a future outing!
I am definitely a country girl by nature,
but since giving up my car this year,
I have learned to appreciate the practical side
of living in a town... although I often yearn for the calm of the country
I know I can get there very easily by train and by bus.
The public transport is excellent here
and very reliable.