Springtime in N.E. Switzerland… 🇨🇭

It hasn’t been one of those balmy springs. We had a mild(ish) March, followed by a distinctly chilly April-May, so much so that almost everyone I know retrieved their winter jackets from wherever they’d put them away to in March, and started wearing them again. Nightly frost warnings have only just stopped pinging into my phone. Our lake is low for the time of year, but as the snow melt hasn’t really begun yet and there are seven metres of snow on our local mountain, the Säntis, that might change soon.

And in spite of the weather, trees and bushes have been blooming away, and I’ve taken lots of lovely pics – so here we go. I’m not sure what this tree is, but it’s very pretty.

The magnolia was magnificent, too.
And here are some Swiss houses with their trees.
And just as an interesting extra while we’re talking about houses, here’s our local ‘Kontakt-Bar’, a lovely, historical building near the harbour.
Moving along the lakeside to the park, we find some gorgeous trees and a bandstand.
Last but not least, our lake, with the Alpstein range behind it, highest peak Säntis.

Hopefully we won’t have flooding this year, in spite of those seven metres of snow, and even more in the higher alps. Watch out for the summer pics later this year!

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6 Responses to Springtime in N.E. Switzerland… 🇨🇭

  1. Wow. Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing!

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    • lindahuber says:

      All the poor flowers will be washed flat now – we’ve had non-stop torrential rain for the past two days. The Bodensee has risen 37cm in the past 24 hours, and that’s a heck of a lot of water!

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  2. Terry Tyler says:

    These pictures were such a joy to look at, Linda! x

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  3. Mary Smith says:

    Great pictures and lovely to see where you live. We’ve had it cold, too. It’s strange how the trees and shrubs and flowers seem to have loved it, though, and have been glorious this year.

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    • lindahuber says:

      We’ve had a lot of rain, too. After last summer’s heat, Lake Constance was really quite low, but now it’s above average for the time of year, and there’s still snow melt water coming down from the mountains. I just wish temperatures were warmer – my old bones enjoy a bit of heat now!

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