February 19, 2013

Mountain Splendor.

The past two weeks, even though they have flown by, come across in time span rather like two months.
We have been packing, we have been moving, we have been unpacking for days on ends, discarding and purchasing, putting things in place and decorating - until we were simply too exhausted to even breathe.
Then, just when we thought we were done, another kind of packing was set in place.

Before we even got the chance to enjoy our new home, we set out on a sixteen hour drive south, in order to savor the beauty of the majestic mountain range of central Europe, frolicking in sunshine and snow. Our skiing vacation, planned last summer, did not coincide very well with out move - but I guess the best in life is unplanned.

The beauty of the European Alps is breathless and the time we get to spend gazing at the snow covered mountain peaks, priceless.
And yet, once it is time to say our good byes, we will not feel sadness leaving all this splendor behind. Rather we will with joy look forward to return to our brand new home.



All images taken in the Italian Alps, February 2013.

25 comments :

Brian Miller said...

wow those mountains are gorgeous....soak them up...and i hope all goes well with the move...glad you are taking the chance to breath before the rush as well...and it will be great to see you more regular as well...smiles.

have fun!

Zuzu said...

Busy, but wonderful times! I am so happy for you, Zuzana!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Kath said...

ooh it's all so exciting! Eagerly awaiting the tour of your new home xx

Rahul Bhatia said...

Alps have the magnetic attraction and you have captured the reason for this so well Zuzana:)

Maggi said...

Beautiful mountains. The break will have done you good and made you ready to embrace your new home.

Mimi said...

I'm going to be honest: I am green with envy. I want to be there!
Haven't been on my (annual, before the recession) skiing holiday for 4 years, and I miss it so much.
Magnificent blue skies and pristine white snow, an unbeatable combination.
Please enjoy on the double on my behalf!

Marianne said...

Oh Zuzana, I remember it all so well - the endless packing that is! And, of course, the endless unpacking at the other end. Enjoy your new home - I hope you will be very happy there.

The skiing holiday looks amazing and was probably just what you needed x

Sandy said...

I've never seen the Alps...they are stunning. I would be scared to death to ski down them. The only skiing I liked was cross country. After moving I bet you all enjoyed a vacation.

Myrna R. said...

I think you're right - the best in life is unplanned. Glad you're having a fun unplanned but planned vacation. i know you'll enjoy your new home for many years to come. It'll be nice getting home. I'm going through a transition too, except that I'm moving to a smaller, older house that we're redecorating. At our age it's time to downsize. I'll miss my current house, whicih is my White House on the hill.

Tony said...

Preciosas imagenes y el sitio espectacular...saludos Tony

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Zuzana,

How wonderful for you, a new home and an lovely skiing trip away.
Sounds like exciting times for you and best wishes for getting settled in your home.

Happy week
hugs
Carolyn

Cat said...

Your photos are awesome...love the deep blue skies!
Hope you are settle into your new home soon and have fun nesting.

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like a delightful adventure. I am glad you got a break from all your moving to take in this incredible landscape. Thanks for sharing it.

Sir Thomas of Sorbie said...

oh wow!! what fun! and yes, those mountains are beautiful! You are always on the go living life to the fullest. Hope your move is going well and you're getting settled in. Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

looks like a wonderful vacation....I wish you much joy in your new home Zuzana... it has been a long time since last I visited... life is always changing of this we can be certain.

Snowbrush said...

I wish you had taken my wife along--she loves snow, and she loves mountains.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place. This is worth all the long drive.

ladyfi said...

Wow - those skies and mountains are so majestic!

Looking forward to seeing your new house.

A Lady's Life said...

So much excitement in your life right now. :)
The mountains are beautiful. I love mountains. Around here they are always snow peaked.
And the move sounds exciting too.
New beginnings are always a lot of fun.
Congrats!!!

Angela Bell said...

Like Kath,I am looking forward to seeing your new home. The holiday looks great and you all look very happy ,long may it continue. love Angelax

Hilary said...

I'm sure it was a fun break. And now.. home sweet home.

Roger Gauthier said...

Hello Zuzana! This is indeed a marvellous place. Beautiful mountains… and indeed the snow! what would we be without the snow, I ask you? :-)))

The snow is the name of the game, the snow is the name of my country…

Lucky you. May you be happy for another century (a local saying). :-)

Rustique Gal said...

Dear Zuzana, Best wishes on your new home! I'm so glad you took the time to relax and enjoy your skiing trip. Those mountains! I used to live in the mountains in Colorado, but the Alps top them I think! Gorgeous. Hope the move is going smoothly,
Hugs,
Sherry

Rustique Gal said...

Dear Zuzana, Best wishes on your new home! I'm so glad you took the time to relax and enjoy your skiing trip. Those mountains! I used to live in the mountains in Colorado, but the Alps top them I think! Gorgeous. Hope the move is going smoothly,
Hugs,
Sherry

Amanda said...

i miss skiing and envy your trip to such a beautiful locale. i hope you were able to fully enjoy your vacation in spite of being in the midst of a move!

wishes for a beautiful (and stress-free) week ahead~
xoxo