a mountain lake and mountain drives
our second (and last) day in the dolomites was spent mostly in two places: the most goooorgeous mountain lake (lago di braies / pragser wilsee) and our rental car. (a baby who naps for several hours in the afternoon …and sleeps well in a carseat… + a husband who adores a good roadtrip = lots of time in the car!) we were again blown away by the beauty and charm of this spectacular spot of earth, especially because autumn colours were around every corner, even all the way on the tops of the mountains - where pine trees had turned golden. we loved our time in the dolomites so much that we actually decided (then and there) to return next year for our anniversary trip!
^^ the view we woke up to from our hotel room balcony. ian was so thoughtful in the two places he booked for us to spend the night. this one had a separate room for moses, and this spectacular vista outside the window! ^^
we were pretty stunned by this jewel of a lake. we walked the trail around the entire circumference and loved every second of autumn mountain glory.
^^ how about that reflection?! ^^
^^ can you spot the path carved into the mountainside? and a couple taking a selfie in a boat? :) ^^
^^ i couldn’t get over this gold and teal colour combo. ^^
^^ the lighting in this picture is pretty terrible, but i still love it. i adore my boys. ^^
^^ most of the pictures above were taken from inside the window of a moving vehicle, but every once in a while we just had to stop the car to snap some photographs. ^^
we drove back past the val de funes – on the high road above the churches – and caught it at golden hour again. we popped out of the car to take some pictures of just us (while moses chilled in his carseat and we positioned the camera on self-timer on the top of the car!). three years of charian down – an eternity to go!
i love this boy more than ever and sometimes can hardly believe the beautiful life we share. he really makes my dreams come true, that ian wright.