Colmar, Haut-Rhin

As getting settled in our new home one of our duties is to get a french driving license. As we lived in Switzerland we had to turn in our german EU driving license to get the swiss one. That was an obligation. Now we are back in an EU country and here the validity of our swiss driving license is limited to one year. Within this term we can swap it into an EU license without exam. All we had to do is hand in forms (of course) and a pile of paper copies proving who we are, where we live now, since when, where we had lived before… the usual stuff. Because it wasn’t possible to file at the sous-préfecture nearby, we had to make a trip to the préfecture at Colmar, which is the capital of département Haut-Rhin. After our visit at the préfecture we still had time to take a first stroll around the historic center of Colmar.


“Cold is the colour of crystal the snowlight, that falls from the heavenly skies.”

Cold – Annie Lennox

Chilly cold it was today on our morning walk, but beautiful…


And the bunnies had left their barn as well, to get some sunshine, I guess…


It is kind of odd, but though both of my dogs are passionated hunters ( several times I stood there and cursed while they chased after a hare or a fox) they show absolutely no interest in pet rabbits.

Upstairs Downstairs

Last week-end we went hiking at Mase, a small parish of Mont Noble.


It was so beautiful there we decided to come back for another walk yesterday. Now look how the scenery had change, after only one day of raininess down in the valley, that meant first snow up there.


I guess they have their snow blowers ready.