When driving along French roads - fields of flowers flash by and one is only peripherally aware of their colourful presence. To appreciate their variety and delicate structure requires stopping (where it is safe) and getting out of the car and walking into the fields. These photos were all taken in the Loir area near Vendome.
Coming from a fairly arid country where rivers run periodically and are dry for most of the year, I am always fascinated by the ever-flowing streams and rivers of France. The majestic Dordogne above and the minor streams below - on the left, a stream in Tremolat and the on the right, a tributary of the Vezere at Les Eyzies-de-Tayac.
A "Monochrome Monday" post of the statuesque Chartreuse Mountains near the Col du Granier. The steep climb from the valley of the Isere over the Col and into the Entremont valley has been included in the Tours de France on numerous occasions.