Monday, December 31, 2007

The Year 2007

The Year 2007
The year 2007 was ushered in at midnight in the Swiss Alps Village of Cranes,(Krons). We traveled to Italy to spend Christmas and the holidays with Mary, Silvano, and granddaughters Laura and Anna. December 27 we traveled to the Swiss Alpine village of Cranes. Cranes is a French speaking ski village. The top photo is a shot from the bedroom balcony of our chalet. A brief afternoon snowstorm came through the mountain pass which actually blocked the sunlight. The middle photo is a telephoto shot of the Alps after the snow storm. An interesting fact is there was not enough snow the first few days to allow Laura to ski. The bottom photo shows our son-in-law Silvano serving the dessert with our champagne for the strike of midnight. Happy New Year!
Assessing the year 2007 and recounting in retrospect the many blessings for which we are grateful, it takes a brief moment for us to admit that it was a great year. As the Santa Ana winds blow and howl tonight I cannot escape the horror of October 22 and the Witch Fire. Again we were fortunate to escape it's ravages. We pray that the year 2008 will continue to keep our family and friends healthy and safe and that God will protect them.


Jewels said...

Thanks for sending the link to your blog. Your recipes sound so good - perhaps I will try some. I love your pictures from the Swiss Alps - what a great way to usher in the New Year. Blessings to you for the new year!

Dine With Donna said...

Thank you Jewels. It was a trip of a lifetime. One has to be high in the Alps to experience clean fresh air and the views. What a "high".