March 7, 2017

Old Val village - looking like the old days
Old Val village - looking like the old days
Old Val village - looking like the old days
Old Val village – looking like the old days

My friend the YSE photographer ventured out into the blizzard to take this photo of the old village of Val which is just behind the church. If you come to Val you should take a walk through the village as it is charming even though many of the original buildings have been modernized. When I first arrived some of the locals still kept farm animals on the ground floor.
Those of us who have been in Val for a while often talk about how much snow we ‘used to get’ so that we usually had huge mounds of snow piled up on either side of the streets and lanes. Well, after the 30cm (12in) that fell a few days ago and the meter (3.3′) that fell during the 2 day blizzard it feels like the ‘old days’ have returned (above photo). And it is still snowing! Happily the forecast is for 3 sunny days starting tomorrow before the next storm arrives.

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