Thursday, 6 February 2020

Walking From Boussay in the Summer


Back in August we walked from Boussay with friends. Here are some pictures of this attractive area.

Burnet-saxifrage Pimpinella saxifraga (Fr. Petit boucage).
Bastard Stone-parsley Sison amomum.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
This is a plant that is emblematic of pasture on calcareous soil, and once an important native forage plant for stock. Medicinally it was considered something of a cure all, including protecting you against the plague.

A lane in the hamlet of La Boissiere.
A lane in a hamlet.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

A traditional old house in the hamlet of La Boissiere.
An old house in a hamlet.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Brandy the dog gets stung by a hornet.
A house in a hamlet.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
All of a sudden Brandy started twirling around and around. Finally we were able to spot a hornet tangled up in her thick fur, so we assume she was stung.

A glimpse through a gap.
A glimpse through a gap.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

View over the valley with the village and chateau of Boussay.
View over the village and chateau of Boussay.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

The hamlet of la Boissiere.
The hamlet of la Boissiere.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Sloes, the fruit of the Blackthorn Prunus spinosa (Fr. Prunellier).
Sloes (Prunus spinosa).  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

The perimeter of the Chateau de Boussay grounds.
The perimeter of the Chateau of Boussay grounds.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

A pole, which I seem to remember was used in village games involving knocking your opponents off something with the pole.
Pole used in traditional games.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

The view of the Chateau de Boussay that everyone forgets.
View of the Chateau de Boussay.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Looking up to the church at Boussay.
Looking up to the church at Boussay.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.


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4 comments:

JGB said...

Sloe gin, and the resulting Sloe Screw cocktail. Lovely on a winter's evening!

Susan said...

I've never bothered to make sloe gin, but I'm always happy to drink it.

chm said...

In the first photo, is it a Centaurea scabiosa that I can see in the lower right?

Susan said...

Yes, looks like it.

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