Thursday, October 1, 2015

Coming out of the mountains…


The cows that is.

Part of fall in the mountains of Switzerland is the return of the cows from their high summer pastures to the valley. Many of these have become popular tourist attractions, so much so in fact that sometimes one forgets the original purpose of bringing the cows down to safer climes.

In the smaller villages there is not much – it is simply as it was since ancient times.
The family that pastures the cows at Emaney, Valais brought their troop down a few days ago: there are still traces on the street of their passage.