mb - 4 Montreux Genfersee Schweiz

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May M. B. (Swissmay) on September 21, 2007

Yes, Pam! Your first thought was right! It's a fine leafed Japanese Acer.

Lilypon on September 21, 2007

May it is truly a treasure! You are sooooooooo lucky they can be grown there!!! Do you have one in your yard?

p.s. Can a fourth generation Heinz 57 Canadian gardener (that's one/fifth Swiss :) reclaim Swiss citizenship???? (oh what a dreamer here;)

Lilypon on September 22, 2007

Oh thank you Bruce for this wonderful early morning chuckle (I'd forgotten about the precedence that's already on the books). :^))))

Pam (whose had one smartypants ;) already inform her that it would be 1/16th Swiss but I figure since it's a Swiss name on my birth certificate that should count for something). ;)

May M. B. (Swissmay) on September 22, 2007

No Pam, I haven't got a Japanese acer in my yard.

Citizenship? The natives in this country wouldn't allow it so easily. You would have to fulfill a kind of easy task. For example, getting adapted to our hills and mountains, learning the history of 700 years and finally climb one of these high snow mountains all by yourself and I nearly forgot, speaking our Swiss-German language. It would be regarded as advantage, if you knew how to ski. I think that's all for a start. :-))

Syl de Canada on September 22, 2007

Hallo May This is a beautiful one! I love it! Oh you forgot something in the list for Pam, she has to love swiss chocolate and she has to know how to make a "fondue" :) Syl !

May M. B. (Swissmay) on September 22, 2007

Thank you Syl and thank you for reminding me, how could I forget about the Fondue and that's not all, she should be able to tell how the big cheeses are made. But I took it for granted, that Pam likes chocolate. And Raclette and Roesti of course. Swiss Girls for example, who aren't able to make those, aren't allowed to marry till nowadays. ;-)) They usually marry a Non-Swiss.


Lilypon on September 22, 2007

Syl :D Fondue I can do! :D

May you have that same smartypants streak as Peter I see!

....Moose Jaw has hills (good to go there :) ....well I have Saskatoon's man-made mountain (to practice on) :S

the rest well........oh heck I'm back to kicking my tumbleweed around (I'm never going to find one in good shape to show Peter).

K.Csaba on October 3, 2007

This is a beautiful pictures with wonderful colorful trees and plants,surrounded by lake and mountines.I like it.Congrats.Greetings from Romania.

May M. B. (Swissmay) on October 3, 2007

Mult'umesc foarte mult, K.Csaba!

I am very pleased you like it! :-)

Greetings from Switzerland, May

Michael Slattery on October 7, 2007

Beautiful shot. I was only in Montreux once and that was on a very wet winter weekend. I will need to return. :-)

May M. B. (Swissmay) on October 7, 2007

Thank you Mike! Those Montreux pictures are from the 28/29th of October in 2005. So it the weather is fine late autumn isn't bad. So I hope you will get sunshine next time you go! :-)

Jewels on October 7, 2007

I see this is another popular one from the viewers. Wonderful picture!

May M. B. (Swissmay) on October 8, 2007

YBMW thank you for finding it! Greetings, May

pcllin on October 9, 2007

Ooooooh!!! Un acer palmatum disectum!!! y en el Lago Leman!!! y en una foto espléndida!!! Enhorabuena May! Saludos desde España.

May M. B. (Swissmay) on October 9, 2007

Muchas gracias, pcllin! :-) Saludos, May

May M. B. (Swissmay) on October 17, 2007

Germán, ahora comprendo your joy arriba, que ho visto tus bonsais bonitos. :)

Saludos, May

pcllin on October 18, 2007

Hola May.

Esta foto tuya me gusta especialmente porque contiene dos elementos que han sido muy importantes para mi, al menos sentimentalmente, a lo largo de mi vida:

*por un lado mi afición a los bonsais, precisamente, el árbol de la imagen es uno de mis preferidos. No tengo esa variedad, la disectum, pero tengo otra parecida, la atropurpureum, aunque no le gusta nada el clima caluroso de Sevilla.

*y por otra parte... me encanta Suiza! Viajé a Geneve y conocí el lac Leman por primera vez con 7 años y este verano ha sido la cuarta vez que he ido hacia allá. Pero es que sigo soñando cada día en volver y cuando acierte la lotería, que seguro me va a tocar algún día, me compraré una casita en Kandersteg y otra en el campo al borde del lago. Por soñar... que no quede, jejeje.

Bueno, con esto ya está explicado un poco mejor cuales son mis sentimientos cuando veo esta foto. Por cierto, me das tu permiso para ponerla en el escritorio de mi pc?

Saluditos desde Sevilla.


May M. B. (Swissmay) on October 19, 2007

Germàn, I am very much honoured and touched, that you will put this picture on your PC-desk. I hope for you, that you win in the lottery and that your dream comes true.

In the meantime I hope you get many occasions to come to Switzerland.

Thank you again, Germán!

My best greetings, May

May M. B. (Swissmay) on November 14, 2007

Thank you Gondor! Yes, true, I love my country! But I love other places as well. If you have a look at my pictures from Ireland or anywhere else, you will understand. I love our planet Earth with all its beauties and when I am in a place and be it only for a short time, I breath the view and the characteristiques of it, I try to become part of it and reproduce in my pictures of what I see and feel.

Greetings, May

Agoe on January 1, 2008

Hallo Swissmay, eine sehr schöne Bildersammlung - Respekt!!! Das ist doch einen gelben Stern wert. Danke für´s posten Grüße aus Deutschland

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 12, 2007
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    by May M. B. (Swissmay)
    • Taken on 2005/10/28 16:00:36
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 16.37mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash