Posts Tagged ‘holly’

Many of you know I was in France for three weeks visiting my s-i-l and b-i-l. During that time, it rained almost every single day. 😦 That was not so much fun for all the walks with the dogs that we took each day, but the area was (and still is) in desperate need of rain, being about three months behind on moisture. Consequently, we (mostly) welcomed the rain.

The forest floor is covered with leaves, from any number of prior seasons. They aren’t crackling because of the rain, but they can be treacherous, so be careful when we get to the steep parts.

This is my favorite find of the day. If the water level were normal, there would be water running down that trough, which would help the little men inside do their work.


We’ve taken a number of Monday walks in the towns of the Franche-Comté, but much of my time is spent in the country, either walking or driving through it, so I invite you to come with me today to the country.

Most mornings we take the dogs out for a walk, but we have to be careful, as September is hunting season.  We head out early, careful to only go where there are no parked vehicles.  If we hear dogs baying, we head back or away from the sound.

This morning it’s foggy.

© janet m. webb

We walk through the forest to a secret place where my s-i-l has discovered a trove of holly.  She’ll come back to gather some for Christmas.  The red berries are bright and cheerful in the grey morning.