Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Watery Wednesday: happy belated birthday

Congratulations to the beautiful country of Switzerland, which celebrated its birthday on August 1. It's been a long time since the year 1291, so long that it staggers the imagination of a Canadian whose country is less than 200 years old. Way to go, Switzerland, 720 years! We love you.

In honor of the delightful people we met, and the wonderful country we saw for the first time this year, I'm posting three "watery" pictures my husband captured as we rode the Glacier Express train from Zermatt to St. Moritz in April.

The first shows a small river or large creek in spring flood. The next features a big hole in a mountain (one of the Swiss Alps), with a bit of water trickling from it, and the third shows a waterfall nearby.

To see other water, large and small, digitally captured by other photo-bloggers,
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to reach the Watery Wednesday meme,
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Photos by Richard Schear, April, 2011


Powell River Books said...

The first stream looks glacial for sure. Interesting natural "pipe." It must have been a construction marvel. - Margy

EG Wow said...

Lovely shots! I think you should have taken me with you to Switzerland. :))

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots. I wish I could travel more. The water in the first shot almost looks milky.

Kay said...

That hole is awfully interesting. It makes you really want to go in and see what's in there.

Anonymous said...

beautiful shots.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Plunging, icy waters--perfect for this meme!


If you’re stressed and weary
Try a thing or two:
Go down to the river,
Take a friend with you;
Take your shoes and socks off,
Plunge in twenty toes—
Feel the waters’ healing
As the river flows!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Puddle of Light

Mona Sweden said...

Love the colour of the water in the first shot. It looks cold but beautiful.

Dianne said...

I love the frozen shot
Switzerland would be a wonderful place to visit

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So lovely -- I have been to several places that call themselves the Switzerland of the US. I would love to see the original! And yes, that's an old country compared to a couple of others I know and love! I sometimes felt really silly last summer when I posted about something "old" from the East Coast of the US. But to this westerner, a man-made structure from the 1700s is ancient. (Until I read a blog from, for example, India.

Margaret Duarte said...

Hi Kay. I always picture the Swiss Alps covered with snow, though I saw similar landscapes during my visit to Austria . What an interesting new way to set the scene.

Kim, USA said...

Wow the falls is fantastic. And the water looks cold ^_^

Blue & Water

Dinah said...

Oh at first I didnt realize that the milky thing was water!

Cambagat Cave

Karen said...

Glacier water has such a unique look. Great shots.

Mr Puddy said...

I like the one look like a cave !
Smell of advanture for me : )

Indrani said...

You take me there again. Thanks! :)

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful homage, these pictures are wonderful.We also love Switzerland,fabulous place.

Andy said...

Three great photos Kay. The hole in the mountain looks man made.

Francisca said...

That. Stream. Looks. FREEZING cold! Nice captures, Dick!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

There is always something so magical and at the same time, mystical, when it comes to waterfalls!!

My Wednesday Link, if you care to come by to visit: Capt. Levi....Savvy?

chubskulit said...

How beautiful!

My Watery Entry

Emille said...

have been to the borders of Switserland like Basel and Geneve but never in Bern, etc.. Love the mountains there.

Shirley @ The Gardening Life said...

The water looks almost milky. Interesting hole in the rock. Was that caused by water erosion?

abeachcottage said...

Great pics, very interesting subjects.