Tag Archives: Alps

The problem with hiking

I love hiking, but when we go walking in the mountains it’s usually a fairly solitary experience. The day I managed to get this shot of my husband, I was quite pleased with myself. I don’t usually manage to get … Continue reading

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Harvest time (at last)

The wet and cold weather we had throughout the spring meant that all our crops were late this year. But all that water is certainly paying off now. My husband dusted off the communal combine harvester yesterday and started on … Continue reading

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Bastille Day

Yesterday was the 14th July which I think is one of France’s better bank holidays. Better because it falls during the holiday period and we usually have good weather for it. This year there was also the added bonus of … Continue reading

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Anyone for a swim?

I apologise for the title of this post if it’s a bit misleading. Because even on the hottest days, I never get any further than dipping my feet into most of these lakes. I’d love to swim, but the problem … Continue reading

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Sunday mornings

The sheep head off into the mountains behind the farm nearly every morning. But on Sundays they graze in pastures next to our house So I have the pleasure of waking up to the gentle sound of bells…. And that … Continue reading

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Close encounters of the wild boar kind

The crashing in the undergrowth was accompanied by a lot snorting, squealing and excited barking. I’d already taken cover behind the biggest tree I could find at such short notice, but it had the diameter of a saucer and  I now … Continue reading

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Extremely rare flowers in the Alps?

The other morning, I decided to take some macro photos of the tiny Alpine flowers that seem to be growing everywhere at the moment. But when I got back to the house and looked through my photos, I discovered that all I … Continue reading

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