We spent this day of mixed rain and sun perfectly, hiking from where we are staying at up in Gimmelwald down to the valley floor at Stechelberg.
The way was punctuated by many waterfalls– the ones we’ve been seeing and hearing from the deck of our lodgings– each joining a rushing river that got larger after each one. You can listen to one of the waterfalls here, and also you can hear the raging mountain stream here. These sounds were the glorious backdrop of our day.
One of the special delights of that day was finding, picking, and eating wild alpine strawberries next to the gushing stream. They were dainty, perfectly ripe, and very delicious in flavor.
This simple day with people I love, in this exceptionally lovely place that I’d hoped to visit for so long, filled me to the brim with gratitude.