Alpine Lake Hike

During the last week of my summer break
I was able to do a few beautiful outings
One of them was to hike around an Alpine lake.
The light was perfect.

The lake was surrounded by rugged mountains and green pastures.
If you look carefully, you will see a waterfall in the distance
and on the upper right you can see the white tip of a glacier.

Zooming in on the waterfall from the other side of the lake.

Quite impressive 
and I was happy enough to walk at the base of these rocky slopes.

Each part of our hike gave us a different scene.

A chalet nestled in a clearing surrounded by pine trees
and fresh green slopes.

Another chalet on our trail.
There was smoke coming out of the chimney
and look at those lovely cow bells all lined up!

A wooden jetty leading to the lake

Lake reflections
taking on the green colours of the surrounding scenery.

The air was so pure and clear

The views change constantly

and there's such peacefulness.

We were so blessed with the best sunny day of the week to do this outing!
Now I'm back in work mode, I have this lovely day to remember!


  1. Completely sunning countryside I would love to visit there one day.
    Jacquie x

  2. Gorgeous views, Sandra. As a passionate hiker, some of my fondest memories are of hikes in Switzerland, primarily in the areas of Grindelwald, Zermatt, and Kandersteg.

  3. OMG breathtaking. I love the colors. This could be here in Norway.
    I hope all of you, one day, will be able to breath this fresh crisp air,
    nothing is as clean and pure as this.
    Have a lovely week end

  4. How very picturesque, Sandra! Looks like a wonderful place to enjoy nature. My fav image is the third :)

  5. What a truly wonderful place. I imagine you felt blessed to be there!

  6. What a beautiful place to be, Sandra.
    The colors in these images are really wonderful.

  7. Almost unbelievable beauty here Sandra, and how wonderful that you could enjoy it on a perfect weather day, everything looks so fresh and clear. Thank you for sharing your delightful photos!

  8. How lucky you are to have such beautiful places to hike/walk! The colors are amazing and the beauty of the alpine area is breath taking. Thank you for taking us along.

  9. Right now I'm trying to catch my breath after looking at these gorgeous images! What a privilege to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

  10. Wow- the landscape and your photos are stunning!

  11. Breathtaking scenery Sandra. You are lucky to have such landscape around you. I can sure imagen that you now have "charged the battery" to be on a workmood again :-))
    I have retired from work since summer this year and enjoy that too :-))
    Best regards, L

  12. Wow - wonderful photo's of your day out . . .thanks for sharing them Sandra. It all looks very idyllic.

    I feel like I need to visit this beautiful place!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  13. Thanks for letting me tag along on your hike. So peaceful and gorgeous. I'm very happy that you carried your camera with you :)
    Connie :)

  14. Wow! That's what I was saying at each picture; "wow... wow... wow..." Such a beautiful place and beautifully composed photos. I had been thinking about hiking today to a little pond here, and now I'm thoroughly inspired!
    Kate :}

  15. Those photos look like a slice of perfection, almost so good you'd be forgiven for thinking they are not real. What a lovely outing, and I glad I at least got to enjoy it through your blog!

    S x

  16. I want to hike around that lake :)

  17. Wonderful post Sandra! I would love to see all this in person..the next to last photo with the little boat and house really gave my heart a bump! So peaceful and quiet! Thank you for sharing a part of your world.

  18. The Swiss mountains have such wonderful quaint chalets. Your hike had beautiful mountain scenery - good memories to last you through the winter, Sandra.

  19. What incredible scenery. I think you are very lucky to live near such a beautiful place. And, to be able to hike there. Thank you for sharing your always amazing images.

  20. What a beautiful place to hike. I would bet you get quite a work out too with all the hilly terrain.

  21. I am so glad that you had this day
    such a beautiful place
    and the peacefulness is expressed in your photos
    so inviting

  22. How beautiful!!! Switzerland is such a beautiful country. I love the lush green, the chalets - oh, and the cow bells of course. They remind me of my childhood.

  23. wow, this looks like heaven on earth! All the gorgeous blues and greens, the majestic mountains and crystal clear waters. Just incredible!