Saturday, 20 October 2018

DANS LA CAMPAGNE FRANÇAISE … #8 SHADE


To end this "walk" through the French countryside, I post a shady character (moi) on a shady path in the woods near the Col du Granier!  Have a good week-end!

OJ

Friday, 19 October 2018

DANS LA CAMPAGNE FRANÇAISE … #7 FIELDS OF FLOWERS


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.

OJ 

Thursday, 18 October 2018

DANS LA CAMPAGNE FRANÇAISE … #6 FLOWING RIVERS

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.


Wednesday, 17 October 2018

DANS LA CAMPAGNE FRANÇAISE … #5 THE DORDOGNE AT TRÉMOLAT
























The gently flowing Dordogne passes between the wooded banks of the river near Tremolat.  Light rain brightens the new spring leaves of the plane trees - so peaceful!.

OJ

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

DANS LA CAMPAGNE FRANÇAISE … #4 ÉCOUTEZ!























A fast flowing stream in the Entremont Valley - the soothing sounds of flowing water ...
To remind yourself ... CLICK the link below ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od65KPk5104
Enjoy the tranquility!
OJ


Monday, 15 October 2018

DANS LA CAMPAGNE FRANÇAISE … #3 COL DU GRANIER


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.

OJ

Saturday, 13 October 2018

DANS LA CAMPAGNE FRANÇAISE … #2 LOIR REFLECTIONS


A visit to the small town of Trôo on the banks of the Loir river was my first opportunity to explore the French countryside.

Prior to that, my visits to France had focused on the touristic attractions of the cities - the museums, galleries, historic buildings, etc.

The quiet tranquility and beauty of the rural areas was a welcome respite from the noise and busyness of the cities.

OJ