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This year snow came late but then, there was so much snow in 'Winter Wonderland', that Joy could even play on the balcony:

We rented the same apartment as two years ago and Joy remembered the place immediately running to and fro with a wagging tale and a smiling face. She also recognised her Setter friend of course, once owner of a dog from Susan's A-litter.

It looked, as if the path was prepared just for us - "This way, Joy":

But being Switzerland, there were restaurants and hotels further up the hill, that the owners tried to keep open all year - with quite a bit of effort:

We did not hike all the way up - the snow was soft and the difference of 800 meters in altitude too much for an afternoon stroll :-). 

We simply en'Joy'ed the snow:

Whilest others, like number 3139 enjoying a bit of sun - when I was younger, they were called Lisa, Rosi or Heidi:

This was 'our' village for the week, the last one in the valley of the river Rhone - with 100km prepared tracks, this area is a paradise for cross country skiers!

And a b&w encore (click):

Whishing you all a very Happy New Year!!

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Comment by James Doran on January 5, 2012 at 12:28pm

A 'joy'ful adventure indeed, Cornelia! Happy New Year!

Comment by Nadine Bonjean on January 5, 2012 at 12:37pm

Super photos as always!

Comment by Carmel Murphy on January 5, 2012 at 12:56pm

So much snow! Wonderland for sure;o) Lovely photos;o)

Comment by Monique VIRY on January 5, 2012 at 1:42pm

Wie immer wunderschöne bilder und komentär !!!!

Comment by Chantal McIlveen-Wright on January 5, 2012 at 2:22pm

I love this blog so much!!!  magic of winter, magic of wonderful pictures and magic of Joy!!!!  All the pictures are so very nice but I love the third picture ... pure love!!! and the number 7, so so Irish :-)  but no doubt 3139 is very meu..ch attractive too  :-)

Comment by martina mckeag on January 5, 2012 at 2:55pm

wonderful photos Cornelia Joy seems to enjoy the snow like Chantal I like number 7 wishing you all a very happy new year

Comment by Kenny Jarvis on January 5, 2012 at 5:14pm

Wow Cornelia Great pic's as always, looks like fun was had by all. I just wish we had snow a scenery like that my boy's would love it.

Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on January 6, 2012 at 2:43am

My two passports are freshly updated, so.....I am on my way! M XX

Comment by Anna Kazimierowicz on January 6, 2012 at 3:10am

I envy you winter holiday with snow! In Warsaw today is +4 and raining with a bit of snow, the result - owful winter mud!

I like Heidi portrait very much and the last photo is beautiful!

Comment by Peter Hennig on January 6, 2012 at 4:25am

fabulous photos Cornelia  such a pretty place !! I love the first photo of Joy with snow on her nose so cute ! your in snow and we had 44c the other day

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