Friday, July 31, 2009

PASTORAL LANDSCAPES

Now that we have mountain bikes, we try to go out for rides at least three times a week in order to be fit, to clean our heads and free our souls from the stress of modern life...

Generally, we do 1h30 rides around the countryside that surrounds our village and go in the direction of Compesières/La Croix-de-Rozon which are very close to the French border and the Salève mountain. The landscapes in that area are simply stunning. It is such a pastoral and peaceful place!

I hope you'll enjoy the pictures I took last Saturday afternoon...

58 comments:

  1. Yes I enjoyed the pictures, Wish I could be there...Nice feeling of peace, just beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful pictures Rosa! You live in a beautiful country! :)

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  3. nice Pictures. I like Landscapes :)

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  4. Coucou:)

    Tu me donnes envie de m'allonger dans l'herbe et de regarder le ciel!

    Merci:)

    Bisous:)

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  5. Rosa tes photos sont superbes et transmettent avec bonheur et sensualité la beauté de ce qui t'entoure j'aime beaucoup ce que tu fais , merci
    Bon week-end Sacha

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  6. did Beethoven live nearby Geneva ? :-)

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  7. LAMIACUCCINA: Not that i know ;-p... but it could have inspired him to write his symphony!

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  8. how gorgeous! love nature's colors!

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  9. waw de trés belles photos ca fait rever!merci bcp pour ces moments de joie!

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  10. Lovely! If these views were available to me, I would definitely buy a bike.

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  11. Gorgeous views! Love all the photos!

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  12. That really looks like the perfect summer's day to me. There's nothing like being in the fresh air.

    Bon WE

    Vanessa

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  13. Beautiful pictures! The blue skies just pop!

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  14. J'aime beaucoup faire du vélo à la compagne et avec des paysages pareils, je comprends que tu fasses des balades souvent !

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  15. These photos are so beautiful. I love the quit countryside.

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  16. Everybody always talking me about what really beauty is where you live, and I have friend dear (Kako) and really I think so, beautiful pictures Rosa! Gloria

    I love take pictures to the clouds too!

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  17. Gorgeous ~ breathtaking photographs.

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  18. Quelle nature ! pure avec l'air frais, tu m'as donné envie d'etre là pour respirer cet air pur.
    Merci pour ces photos magnifiques.

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  19. Merci, tes photos sont bien reposantes.

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  20. moi qui ne partirais pas en vacances... merci pour tes paysages sublimes qui me font voyager.
    bises

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  21. awesomeeeeeeee photos:)))
    ı love geneva ;)
    anyway switserland beatiful conutry!

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  22. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. ..merci pour ce doux voyage..parfaitement à ton image ma belle Rosa;)

    ~nancy xx

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  24. Beautiful photos! I spent a few days backpacking through the South-Western part of Switzerland and I LOVED it! So beautiful.

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  25. Mais c'est tellement beau. J'aimerais visiter un jour.

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  26. Oh Rosa. Such beautiful landscape. Just beautiful country. Just stunning. I am surprised you only ride for 1h30. With scenery like that, I could be out for hours!

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  27. These pictures are really breathtaking! I can see how riding your bike in such a beautiful place is good for your body and mind!

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  28. Rosa, such beautiful settings and gorgeous photos. I wish I could go cycling through...

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  29. Que c'est beau!!!! Magnifiques paysages que tu nous fais découvrir!
    P'tite surprise pour toi ici...
    http://virginie92.canalblog.com/archives/2009/08/01/14603624.html

    Bises et bonne fête nationale!

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  30. Notre campagne est merveilleusse et magnifiquement présentée par des photos.
    Bien à toi
    verO

    PS: faut que je me remette au vélo ... ;-)

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  31. i really miss your posts... glad to be back reading them... :D

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  32. These are absolutely breathtaking!!! They could be postcards!!!

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  33. Beautiful country, very peaceful. I want to take this opportunity to say "Happy Swiss National Day" or whatever is the equivalent to that. I hope you have lots of fun!

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  34. Thanks for sharing those gorgeous pictures, Rosa.

    Btw, happy 1st of August :-)

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  35. Very nice pictures, great colours!

    Greetings,
    Tiina

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  36. So beautiful pictures Rosa..very inspiring to cook colored dishes :)

    All the best,

    Gera

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  37. these are almost too pretty to be real!

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  38. rosa ye photography is stunning as usual.. i cant wait to explore this beautiful place.. keep it up!!
    cheers!!

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  39. Amazing ! photos so peaceful great place to live...

    Thanks for sharing :)


    Have a great Weekend ~~~

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  40. What a beautiful place Rosa! I love country roads...

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  41. Tes photos sont un enchantement!!! Que de magnifiques paysages! e suis sous le charme!

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  42. De trè belles photos !!!!
    Bon dimanche, Doria

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  43. Superbe ! Un régal pour les yeux...

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  44. Thanks for sharing these wonderful & lovely places with us!! What views!!!

    Lovely! Have a great Sunday!

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  45. This looks like perfection. Seems like you're having fun :)

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  46. Comme toujours,superbe!!!
    Bisous.
    Caro

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  47. Beautiful pictures Rosa I would love to bike ride through that lovely countryside.

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  48. your photos are always so refreshing to look at!!

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  49. you live in such a beautiful area Rosa and I'm glad you tote your camera on the bike as well, so we can enjoy it from a different perspective... How to you keep it safe during the downhill runs!?

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  50. FOODHOE: I carry my camera in a backpack, so it stay safe when I'm riding the bike...

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  51. What beautiful photos Rosa - I would love to be there right now ...

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  52. I really enjoyed these pictures. They are peaceful, very beautiful.

    Cheers,

    Miette.

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  53. The pictures are amazing and the scenery just gorgeous! What a blessed country Switzerland is & I can never say this enough.

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  54. Wow, to have that as my 'backyard' would be sheer heaven. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos, ones you should make into postcards, wall hangings etc! I would buy several! So soothing to look at.

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  55. Rosa, thank you for sharing your part of the world with the rest of us.

    The views are breathtaking, to say the least. Although, it doesn't seem fair that your skies are bluer than mine [G]

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