drive in the clouds

by Tina on July 22, 2014

in France, photography, Switzerland, Travel

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“I wonder what a cloud feels like.”  That is what our son pondered while biting his lower lip as he looked up from the valley to the clouds hanging low over the mountain tops.  Maybe some of you would know just how to answer that question, but for us, the clouds were places that only birds and airplanes got to experience.

He had sparked a family debate about what it would feel like as we all guessed how fluffy and white it might be, none of us realizing that just a couple days later we would actually find ourselves literally taking a drive in the clouds.

As we drove up the steep incline of the mountains between Switzerland and France we could see that we were about to enter the clouds and excitedly rolled down the window in eager anticipation.

Cool, wet mist filled the car and we all got little chills.  We put our hands out the window and literally touched the clouds.  Wow.

The kids and I closed our eyes and breathed in the pine scented clouds that were so dense around us.

How completely awesome and utterly unforgettable.

We reluctantly began our descent back down the mountain, but not without promising to remember that moment for ever and ever.

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Have you ever touched the clouds?  Do you remember what it felt like?  


To capture these amazing moments, I was so grateful to have the Tamron 24-70 lens.  It allowed me to zoom in and out quickly and snap these shots from the car window.  I got to live in that moment without having to fuss with my camera or changing lenses.  It was already my favorite lens, but now I have another reason to love it even more.

Photography: Tina Fussell

Thank you to Tamron for your generosity.

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Laura July 22, 2014 at 7:29 pm

I love how beautiful you describe these little things and moments. Now I want to touch a sky, take a deep breath, and just be in the moment 😉


Rowena July 22, 2014 at 10:28 pm

If you go to see “How To Train Your Dragon 2” in 3D you will get to fly in the clouds 😉


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