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    I'm so glad you're here! My name is Krista, though my friends call me George, Phryne, Luna, FaFa, or Poppit, so take your pick. :-) I'm a wood-burning artist, goat farmer, writer and photographer of all things food, travel, and lifestyle.

    Born in Canada, raised in the USA, and shaped by my European roots, I now live on a goat farm in Queensland, Australia with my husband Bear where I celebrate anything that leads to healing, thriving, and loving.

    I look forward to getting to know you and hope we get to visit often as we share good food, great conversation, and the little things that make each of our lives worth living. :-)

An Autumn Afternoon in the Italian Alps

Last time we went on a  stop-any-ol-place-you-like drive through the Italian Alps. (Click here to see photos)

Today we’re heading up, up, up into the mountains to a stunning lookout atop a waterfall.

The drive alone is absolutely gorgeous, the road narrowing as it winds through pristine alpine villages and emerald green meadows.

 

The higher we get the rockier the terrain as the treeline thins and craggy cliffs emerge from behind fluffy white clouds.

The windows are wide open letting in warm, late afternoon sunshine and cool mountain breezes.

It feels exquisitely wonderful to be alive.

 

 

My stomach lurches only a little bit as my friend Margo expertly guides the car up the edge of the mountain. I try not to think about the sheer drop to our left and keep my gaze fixed on the soaring peaks aglow in sunshine. Knowing I’m only a little ways away from Switzerland makes me happy and distracts me from unpleasant fears of plummeting to my death.

 

At last we emerge on the mountain top, and any anxieties are quickly forgotten in the stunning vistas that await us.

We are speechless.

Without any explanation needed, we spend the next while alone with our thoughts, gazing across the mountains, down the plummeting stream, letting the winds cool our faces as we try to take it all in.

With hardly another soul around, it was the perfect place to be quiet, to rest, to be still. A wonderful spot to let all the stresses and anxieties of life melt away.

Next time I’ll show you more of this mountain top reverie.

Where is your favorite waterfall?




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  • http://twitter.com/girleatsoxford Kate Turner

    How beautiful! Wish we were all going there again this year.

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Isn’t it wondrous, Kate?! I sure wish we were too. :-) I LOVED hanging out with you guys. :-)

  • bellini

    Can I say that my favourite waterfall might be Niagara Falls because my favourite little town and wine producing area is only minutes away, and my family too! Thanks for taking us on a joinery to the top of the world Krista.

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Oh how lovely, Val. :-) I would really, really like to see them one day. :-)

  • http://www.leftbanked.com Leftbanked

    wow the scenery is amazing!! Really beautiful photos

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Thank you so much, @Leftbanked:disqus :-)

  • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

    Ahhhhh – I LOVE the Alps…never been through the Italian ones though…I need to spend more time in Italy in general!

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      It was my first time through them too, Andrea, and I was absolutely smitten. :-) Sigh indeed. :-)

  • Ulysses S. Rant

    So beautiful, K! The Alps are one my favorite places on Earth. Can’t get enough…

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Thank you so much, T! One day soon Bear and I will meet up with you there and we will go gallivanting and beer drinking and wurst-eating to our hearts content. :-)

  • A Canadian Foodie

    There is nothing more beautiful than the Swiss country side. i say that when travelling through every country – but this is really story book perfect. When we were there, I had to push my jaw closed all of the time.
    “_
    V

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Oh, I couldn’t agree more, Valerie. :-) It is an exquisitely beautiful country and I too have my mouth hanging open in awe whenever I’m there. :-)

  • http://www.joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne

    What gorgeous, majestic scenery! I’m enamored.

  • Jeanne Horak

    Too beautitul!

  • Ayelet – All Colores

    This landscape reminds me of the landscape I loved so much in Colorado, USA! Beautiful photos!

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