09 February 2014

Our Sunday walk

If we had kept to our usual pattern  this is where we would have been walking today.
It's just a 10 min.drive from where we live,

  it's a man made lake from the streams that weave their way through the woods.

This is where we start. it's very scenic.

During the summer months the nearby camping site is full
and in the winter it's very quiet and usually it's only dog walkers we pass.

We can walk all the way around
 and when we are on form and need a brisk walk, it takes about 30 mins.
But on the days when I have my camera in my pocket it takes a little longer,
 Depending on the time of day or the year and whether the sky is blue it can look totally different.

These photos show the vast amount of rain we've had this winter

Perhaps we should go early in the morning as I'm sure we'd see the deer.
Unfortunately we've never see them here, they're probably hiding in the woods.

However we didn't go today.
Nothing untoward has happened.
 It was pouring with rain, and I'm only a fair weather walker.
also there was something more important going on.
Well, more important for Mr France, as he's an avid Rugby fan
  and this time of the year it's the six nations championship.
Which for all those who don't follow rugby or like me are not interested.
The six nations we're playing Saturday & Sunday.
just in case you're just a little bit interested and curious to know who the nations are
 they are
Although we live in France , Mr France will still be cheering for England
One of our grandsons plays rugby
and has now been chosen to play for our region The Limousin.
 that's when he cheers for France
and shows how proud he is of his grandson.

This photo was taken  in February last year.
Most of the lake was frozen .

I can't wait for some clear skies and some sun .
But the forecast is more rain.
So our walk around the lake will have to wait a bit longer.

I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit more of where I live.

à bientôt

Barbara Lilian


  1. Such a pretty lake, it must be a lovely walk. Beautiful photos, thank you for posting them so that I could enjoy a bit of your world!



  2. Lovely photos Barbara. I am also a "fair weather" walker. You have a lovely area in which to walk! While you have had a LOT of rain. In Chicago we are suffering with LOTS of snow and VERY cold weather. Alas...I suppose it is a bad winter everywhere! Enjoy those rugby games! How fun.

  3. Gosh it's beautiful!
    I went walking this morning but just streets and shops. No nature.
    Still plenty of blue skies here so not complaining at all.
    Thanks for some fresh country air.

  4. I agree..a lovely walk! I love the water..and being near it.. we love to take the children to the ebach..:) Be it a lake..a man made lake or the ocean..
    Loving watching the figure skating:)

  5. What a lovely place to walk. Would be a delight to plein air paint too.

  6. You have certainly had more than your fair share of rain this year. I hope you get your walk around the lovely lake on a sunny day real soon.

  7. It's been so wet around Monaco too. I think I felt gills growing behind my ears! One thing's for sure, all this rain is making everything so green even though the cactus and the people are unhappy about it.

  8. What a beautiful scene....for every season!!
    I'm a newbie here and enjoyed your post immensely.

    [by the way, I'll take some of that rain of yours...we're still in a drought in South Texas]

  9. Lovely to visit with you. This is a gorgeous place to walk and enjoy in different seasons. I live in Georgia USA and we are having snow/ice this week.
    Have a wonderful eve.

  10. Dear Barbara what a lovely place where you live. I thank you so much for sharing this beautiful lake. I must come and take a walk with you. It would take me more than 30 minutes too because like you I would have my camera close by. Have a delightful day and I will hope you get some sunshine soon. God Bless.

  11. Just outstanding! These photos are just beautiful! And wow...it does so look like you have gotten a lot of water because that water fall is flowing strong! All the best to you this week and here is to spring...I can't wait!!! Nicole

  12. You live in such a beautiful part of the world Barbara …. perfect for walking.
    We watched the rugby at the weekend ……. a real rugby marathon !!!! XXXX

  13. Good Afternoon Barbara, Snap.... George was watching the rugby match as well and there was a big cheer when England won after the previous weeks defeat by France.
    How lovely to be surrounded by natural beauty, with such beautiful walks and views. As you know we have been experiencing a lot of rain this year and my family who live in Worcester are really struggling with the weather and there doesn't seem to be any let up. The long range forecast is that this rain will continue into May.... I really hope not.
    I cannot believe Friday has arrived again..... where are the weeks going to. Have a lovely weekend Barbara.
    Best Wishes

  14. Barbara,
    Your pictures made my heart sing today, as I love nature so much. It brings me so much peace. I can't believe how beautiful the surroundings are on your Sunday walk. Tell Mr. France that my son played Rugby for a few years, and he was one of the starting players. :~)

    I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day, and I think I'm going to get my morning coffee and come back and see your pictures. They're great.


  15. The serenity & beauty of your place takes my breath away! You make it so real & wonderful...Thank you...

  16. Lovely post, Lilian. Would love to take a walk there. So peaceful.

  17. So beautiful and peaceful looking. You have an inspiring place to walk.


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