Jo’s Monday walk…a break in the rain

Posted: November 11, 2019 in Monday walk
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When I arrived in France mid-September, the Franche-Comté was once again dry with the possibility water rationing lurking. However, our prayers for rain were answered, as it rained almost every day of the three weeks I was there as well as many of the days since I returned at the beginning of October. As you can imagine, we relished every bit of sunshine and every walk when it wasn’t actually raining.

We often look for new places to walk the dogs and on this day, we parked on the side of the road to follow an uphill path.

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When it gets wet in the forest, mushrooms/fungi abound. This year provided a bumper crop!

All those drops also highlight every spider web, which is good on several levels, photographic and for avoidance.

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Bladder campion isn’t the most attractive name for this quite attractive flower. I prefer “maiden’s tears.” Here it appears someone cried quite a few additional tears!

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When we came to a clearing, we worried that there was someone living in a little house. On the verge of retreat, we realized it wasn’t a house, but what was it?

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It turned out to be a house in a sense…housing a number of bee hives.

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The owners obviously enjoyed time here as there was a large fire pit and this spacious tree house!

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Heading back to the road, we were blessed with a clear sky and this beautiful autumn view.

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for Jo’s Monday Walk

In the U.S., today is Veteran’s Day. Thanks to all veterans and their families. There aren’t enough words to say how much you and your sacrifices are appreciated!

  1. restlessjo says:

    Armistice Day in the UK, I think, though the official celebrations seem to have been held yesterday. There was a parade here this morning but I was having a Portuguese lesson and missed it. 😦 Pretty shot of the Maiden’s tears. Are those bees captive behind glass, Janet? 🙂 🙂

  2. There was no glass on the front. The hives were just open to the air and there were bees all around.

  3. marianallen says:

    What a wonderful little bee house and tree house! I love it that they shelter their hives from the elements! I’ve never seen that before.

    • I haven’t either and all the other hives I’ve seen in France are just out in the open, although a number of them are painted all sorts of bright colors, which is also fun.


  4. Su Leslie says:

    The Maiden’s Tears are lovely, and i’m fascinated by the hive “house” – I’ve never seen anything like it before.

  5. JT Twissel says:

    Last time I was in France it rained and rained and rained – but gently. Love that last shot of the French countryside!

  6. The ‘house in a house’ is way too smart to provide warmth and protection for their bees. 🙂

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