Reaching for the Sky

A recent stay in Lavey-les-Bains for three days in a Spa Hotel
I was able to get wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.

These were taken just as the first rays of sun were touching the tips of the mountains
in the early morning.

These lovely shots were all taken from the balcony in my hotel room

It was certainly very beautiful watching the rising sun illuminate the mountains

There was still a little snow, but most was melted.

I know that these two tips which are part of a mountain called
La Dent de Morcles

As the sky lightens, the green trees become visible

Fluffy clouds are always somewhere to be seen

This one almost looks like a volcano

A daytime shot from the park adjoining the hotel

Such a beautiful place to walk and the grass was dotted with buttercups.

The early evening sky brings in a red hue across the mountains

A charming crescent moon becomes visible

and for a few minutes, the sky takes on a shade of royal blue

Back to the moon again through the side window of my room

As night descends, it's time to put away my camera until those first rays
of sunshine illuminate the mountains again the next morning.

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This thermal spa is at the foot of the Alps.
It is fed by the hottest springs in Switzerland.
Temperatures vary between 32°C - 36°C, depending on the season.
It is indeed a beautiful place to stay for a few days.
The mountain views are spectacular.
There is also a lovely park with many trees that runs along
the Rhone River nearby.
The fast flowing water can be heard from the hotel rooms.

I would love to go back there for a short stay in the autumn again!



20 comments

  1. What a gorgeous place! I loved seeing the changing colors of the mountains from sunrise to sunset. The blue sky is a perfect backdrop for the mountains. Hearing the water flowing from your hotel room sounds wonderful too. I hope you do get to go back. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle. It's a beautiful area and I am already hoping to go back there in the autumn to relive these lovely moments in nature!

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  2. Simply beautiful. Nature is a wonderful thing.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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    1. Nature is indeed a wonderful thing, Sarn! Thank you for popping in!

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  3. Those peaks are glorious Sandra. Gorgeous

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    1. Thanks so much, Barbara! The mountains look so wonderful, especially in the early mornings and again as night falls!

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  4. Wow, imagine having that view from your hotel room! You live in such a breathtakingly beautiful part of the world, Sandra.

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    1. Thank you, Susan! Yes, the views from the two windows in the hotel room were just stunning! They quite took my breath away! I did go outside on the balcony to take the pictures.

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  5. Oh, what a beautiful place to spend time and relax! The changing light on the mountains is amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. The views were so beautiful and the lighting so fabulous that I couldn't stop taking pictures!!

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  6. What beautiful views you had, Sandra, and a spa hotel sure sounds good to me!!! :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. It was wonderful there, Lisa. Three days of spa treatments is fantastic and just right! Thanks for popping in.

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  7. No Brasil estamos no inverno, mas nada comparado ao seu.
    Lindas fotos.
    Um abraço.

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    1. Thank you for your visit, Rosangela!

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    1. Thank you, Fi. It's a gorgeous area and I love going there when I can!

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  9. Oh, what a lovely post. Looking at mountains lifts the heart. What a treat that spa trip must have been! You captured that deep-blue evening sky so perfectly.

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    1. So lovely to see you, Sue! Yes, the mountain views certainly are uplifting and the spa stay was indeed wonderful! Thank you!

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