I can't really say that I like or hate it. It just seems to be very long. I love to see the snow, but I worry for the birds who are facing difficulties finding food and - more problematic - water.
It is warm in my apartment. The heating in my flat is actually far too warm on my floor, but not warm enough for at roof level - where an old lady lives... I am not complaining about my situation (I can always open the window), but I am so sorry for her...
|Health-care Center of La Lignière|
|'Labyrinth' at La Lignière|
I don't go to the sauna and don't use the many sport devices and only have a drink outside the restaurant in the summer, in the shadow of the 'platanes'. There is an organic farm and the whole is surrounded by beautiful forests for walks. There is a curiosity: a small 'labyrinth', a peaceful place - I am quite fond of labyrinths... I read somewhere that there are really many labyrinths in Switzerland, but I had never seen one before! The view on the lake from this spot is very enjoyable. Just writing about it makes me feel good.
Lake Geneva inspired me to make "Rippled Water". It can be worn in different ways and represents the two aspects of the water, either calm, or wild. Click on the image to see it pictured differently.
|Rippled Water - Eaux du Léman|
I've sailed this lake a few times together with a friend, when I was young. One day, leaving Thonon (France) to go back to Geneva, we got caught in the middle of the lake with no wind at all... then a sweet warm little breeze promised to bring us back just on time to have dinner in town. We passed Nyon and then, in just a few minutes, the hell broke out. The storm was very sudden and violent, and we were only 2 on a 14-meter sailboat. We nearly got pushed on the shore by the wind, whilst all the sails were lowered! I had to use the weight of my entire body to keep the steer 'straight'... A picture of the lake with waves is not impressive, it is so big that you can't really figure out the size of the waves, but look at the picture below of the frozen lake-shore of last year's winter, the height of the ice is really impressive -> imagine the height of the waves...
|Lake Shore near Geneva, Switzerland, February 2012|
Everything is inspiration somehow.