Two Days In The Alps

The weather in the Alps can be an odd thing. Yesterday was a beautiful day. The sun was shining enough for us to take a stroll along the lake and eat a lunch al frecso in the warmth of the sun. Sure the mountains around us were still capped with snow – jagged and cold – but the blue sky helped to warm up the scene and the constant sun throughout the day made us give into thoughts of spring. But today came a huge change.

The skies darkened, the winds picked up and by noon, less than 24 hours later, the town and the lake is once again covered in snow.

That being said I find the weather in the Alps quite beautiful – we had long hot summery days even in November, hot enough to laze around on the lake with nothing but a vest, and the winter has been mostly moderate…until recently that is. When the snow falls it falls full and proper. The rooftops become white and the roads are left with trails of snow in all directions and what was once beautiful and sunny (see left image), quickly turns cold, snow-covered and hazy (left image).