France, Plateau D'Assy etc.

Where Winter Lives


I said there were mountains and snow and pine trees. And I am here to present all of that. (I’m missing the skiing, I know. We’ll get there. Eventually.) The top couple of pictures are taken in Charmonix, a ski-resort-town about half an hour, 45 minutes from here. The bottom two were taken in Plateau D’Assy, where I am.

(I lie. The second last one was taken from the high way somewhere between Passy and Plateau D’Assy while I was walking back because I got off at the wrong bus stop. Which is not like in normal places and it’s just a couple of blocks. No. We’re talking a 7km mistake there. I learned my lesson though and got in a good work out. The last one though IS taken from one of the windows of the house. Yeah, that’s my daily view.)

I don’t know how I feel about mountains yet. This is my first time spending any sort of time around them, never mind living around them and I’m a prairie girl. While where I’m from (now), there are trees and hills and it’s not flat flat, you can still see the sky for three days and vehicles coming up the road and there’s room to stretch. I’m not generally claustrophobic, but I also wouldn’t be entirely surprised if I start Google image searching ‘Saskatchewan’ every once in awhile, either.

Things I’m Loving:

+ This article – (My dad passed on his love for sci-fi and literature.)

+ This photographer – (She reminds me of Brian Ferry, though more refined.)

+ This advice – (Neil Gaiman hitting all the nails on the head.)

+ These wedding photographs – (Absolutely stunning.)


2 thoughts on “Where Winter Lives

  1. Amazing pictures…great place to live! It makes me think of Banff – though we never got to see it in winter.
    Glad to hear that you are content where you are…live these new experiences to the fullest!

  2. Hi, Amielle,
    We are at Strathmore for Christmas and I havejust been showing \Bev some of you blog . The photos are spectacular !!! We hope you have a Great Christmas with your new family !!Auntie M

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