Posts Tagged ‘France’

for One Word Sunday

I had a very busy weekend, so I’m not inclined to do much walking today, so let’s just take a quick walk to a lovely butcher shop in Luxeuil-les-bains, Boucherie Giromagny. It doesn’t take many steps to get around the shop, but you’ll need to stop and take it all in anyway. Let’s get started!

I wish I could have some sort of scratch-and-sniff button for this post, but you’ll just have to imagine how wonderful it smelled. The hams hanging on the back wall are indigenous to this area. The meat here isn’t factory farm meat, but from the area and, I imagine, mostly or all organic.

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We’re in France, so should we get a bottle of wine? There are all other sorts of goodies as well. Step a bit closer and look.

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Today’s doors are un mélange, a mixture of Luxeuil doors. You’ll be happy to know that these are just a few steps away from the bakery and coffee shop, too. These are my entries for what I’d like to call Thursdoors, photos of doors from around the world shared on Norm’s Montreal site which, because of the amazing nature of the internet, can be seen on your device (almost) any Thursday of the year. Drop by and knock. One knock opens many doors.

Every so often, we got a day where it wasn’t actively raining and we seized the moment to enjoy it to the fullest. While my s-i-l took one of the dogs for a long run, I (who am a fast-twitch muscle/sprinter/100-200m “distance” runner), took a nice walk to find a memorial in the forest.

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When it’s been raining, you start seeing fungus and although there were many that had dried out due to the long drought, some survived, while others were beginning to thrive.

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Bundle a number of these branches together and you have a broom of the sort used before you could just go buy one and still used by some.

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Downward doors is a yoga pose similar to downward dog, but used by photographers taking photos of doors that are below street level. This pose shouldn’t be held too long, Yogi Norm warns, lest the photographer’s friends and family move too far for the photographer to easily catch up and because there are many more doors left to photograph. You have been warned!

I took care when shooting these three doors in Luxeuil-les-bains in France. I didn’t want to strain my muscles and not be able to make it to the bakery and coffee shop! (Full disclosure: I know you’ll be relieved to know that I held each pose for just the right amount of time and was thus able to fully appreciate both shops .)

The flowers certainly add to the ambiance of this door. Not so sure about the plants on the stairs. 🙂

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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!

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for Six Word Saturday