Showing posts with label walks.. Show all posts
Showing posts with label walks.. Show all posts

16 September 2014

Join me for a walk near where I live in France.

This is what I see on the new walk I've been taking, isn't that view fantastic ?
I must paint this, but I think I'll wait for awhile until the Autumn
 when the colours will be better.

Not far from our house the disused railway lines have been removed
and the track has been made into pleasant routes to walk or cycle along.

So recently we've been discovering some really pleasant walks.
Finding flat paths to take walks where I live is not easy.

One of the old stations is now a very popular restaurant.
We have eaten there, but I didn't take any photos.
We plan to eat there again soon, so I'll take my camera then I can let you see.
Some of the railway station stops  have been sold and converted into pretty little cottages.
Here's one that's been named La Halte / Stopping place.

Do you see the original stone underneath that awful modern rendering.
I do hope the new owners will remove it.

Now this one has been tastefully restored.
Maybe they could have tried to have gates made in the railway style.
 When I'm fitter I'll try to walk the whole track,
 then I'll get to see more of the stopping places, and let you see how they've been renovated.
Now we move on to a short local walk, to the nearest hamlet,
 where there is a farm and just a few houses.
The Limousin cattle can be seen everywhere

One of the many disused wells in the area,
which used to provide water for the tiny hamlets.
I just had to show you this lonely late sunflower which I saw today on the edge of the road.
( so pleased I remembered to put my aim & shoot camera back in the car )
Maybe the seed had been sown by the birds, as there wasn't another to be seen for miles.
The butterflies are still fluttering from flower to flower.

and wild flowers are in abundance.

 This is usually my weekend walk at my favourite place.
 I just love how it changes throughout the seasons.
The Maize is ready to be cut for winter cattle feed.
And these wild flowers are always the last to be in bloom making a purple carpet.
Our picnic place for after walk. There are picnic tables,
 but we like to take our reclining chairs for an afternoon snooze.

The lane back home.
This photo was taken in March
 before the Spring leaves have covered their branches.
Soon the leaves will be falling for the Autumn season.
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the lovely things
I get to see on my walks.
à bientôt
Barbara Lilian