Posts Tagged ‘France’

The road leading off the main road continues past the “driveway” to my s-i-l’s house, past another house, and into the forest where, however, it becomes a trail rather than a road.  It’s the perfect place for a walk: past piles of cut trees, ant hills, another house, alongside the meadow, flowers everywhere, ancient stones covered with moss.  Perhaps there’s a bit of Celtic magic somewhere as well.

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Most of my time in France is spent either in the country or small towns, so I have lots of photos of flowers, plants, and landscapes.  This beautiful bit of meadow was not far from my s-i-l and b-i-l’s house.

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A number of trips my s-i-l and I took while I was in France started out over the same roads and we turned at this spot several times before I asked my s-i-l to stop so I could take a couple of door shots.  Raddon-du-Chapendu is in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, but the only articles I can find about it are in either French or English, so I’m not including a link.  Sorry about that.  I love these very old buildings, doors, and doors within doors!

You can visit Norm’s blog to see the beautiful doors he features this week.  You’ll also find a blue link critter that will take you to the other door posts for the week.

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The theme this week for the photo challenge is “Transient.”  I’ve been transient this summer, my second trip being to France and I’ve been back less than a week.  One afternoon after a rain, we saw a double rainbow that curved completely across the sky.  This segment only gives a hint at how bright it was, as my iPhone couldn’t capture it in all its glory, the deepest colors and most defined stripes I’ve ever seen, yet too transient.  Oddly enough, just a few days ago we saw another very bright double rainbow here in the Naperville, Ohio area.

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(Have you read any of the old books where the chapter titles are like my post title?) While waiting to find out whether or not our daughter’s flight will eventually leave Philadelphia (some weather issues somewhere), let’s look at my thankfully not-delayed flight to France three weeks ago.

Check-in went fine, but for some reason, both my carry-on bags were pulled aside to be hand-checked.  I have no idea why and of course, they’re not about to tell me, but finally they realized that I am an innocent (wo)man (thanks, Billy Joel) and I was through, onto my wait on the other side.  I spent as much time as possible walking, as I’d be sitting for most of the six hour or so flight.  Here’s a bit of O’Hare Airport art I passed a number of times.

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Bon jour!  I’m back from another excellent trip to France, where I was treated royally as always by my s-i-l and b-i-l.  During the trip, my b-i-l, who’s been doing ultra marathons (any race longer than a traditional marathon of 26 miles or 42.195 kilometers) did something a bit different: a vertical kilometer.  Taking place on a very steep ski run, the contestants “ran” to the top and took the lift down, repeating this a total of three times.  Final time was the total of the three uphill segments.  It was grueling!

The morning was cold and foggy, although the fog eventually burned off and the sun arrived.  Fortunately for the participants, it didn’t get hot, at least from a weather point of view.  I took this shot at the beginning of the race.  My b-i-l is on the left, an unknown runner on the right.  The black and white called for on the third Monday of Sally’s Mobile Photography Challenge seemed just right for both the foggy morning and the difficulty of the competition.

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Leavin’ on a jet plane

Posted: May 29, 2017 in Travel
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It’s that time of year again, time for a trip to France and, because of that, time for a cyber break.  But you know I’ll be taking hundreds of photos that I’ll share with you when I get home, so in the meantime, those of you in my hemisphere, have a glorious spring.  For those of you in the southern half of the world, may fall be colorful.  See you in June.

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