Posts Tagged ‘Fougerolles’

It’s Sunday night and I’m really glad to finally be sitting down!  Originally I was going to have the entire weekend off from work.  However, my boss needed another person to work our table at CoffeeCon and I said I’d work.  That was Saturday 8-4 (almost the entire time on my feet).  Then today after church, I whipped out, ate lunch on the drive over, arrived at noon, headed back to church at 4:40 for our Spook-ghetti Dinner (which I was helping with) and arrived back home about 8 pm.  Phew!

CoffeeCon was fun.  Although I don’t really drink coffee except as a mocha or cappuccino, I flogged a lot of chocolate for our shop.  I’ll also tell you that Grey Goose vodka mixed with cold brew coffee makes an awesome drink that’s not a bad way to start the morning!!  (Table across from us.)  🙂

What does this have to do with insect houses?  Nothing other than the fact that I need a blog post and the insect house is it.  I’ve never seen one of these in the US, but I’ve seen a number while in France and I find them fascinating.  Here’s what one looks like.

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You may be familiar with the song Sur le pont d’Avignon“, “On the Bridge of Avignon.”  These views are sur le point d’Fougerolles, in the Franche-Comté, where we were for the Cherry Festival.  More about that in another post.  For now, flowers.

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In addition to the many crosses scattered over the countryside, there are, at least in this part of France, the Franche-Comté and surrounding areas, a number of small chapels, some old, some owned by families, some both.  As we drove the back roads in search of adventure and things not yet seen, we often spotted something that made us pull over (or turn around and pull over.)  At this chapel near Fougerolles, surrounded by lovingly planted flowers, we were rewarded with an extra surprise: a Roman aqueduct.

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A peek through the window revealed the loving care lavished on the chapel.

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