Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Walking From La Guerche


On Sunday 16 February the walking club outing left from La Guerche. Here are some photos of where we went.

Daffodils along the side of the old Roman road that winds up the hill to the plateau above La Guerche.
Daffodils on a rural track.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

A gnarled old willow stump at the end of a small plot of old vines.
An old willow stump and vineyard.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

A group of mountain bikers crossed our path in a hamlet and we exchanged cheery greetings.
Cyclists out for a Sunday ride.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.
They chugged off up the hill we had just come down, through the forest on a dirt track.

A spring, with a very big old box tree beside it.
A spring with a very big old box tree beside it.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

A small hamlet in a valley.
A rural hamlet in a valley.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

These beagles were not out hunting but were part of a pack being exercised in the forest by a huntsman and his young family.
Beagles being exercised in the forest.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Wild Primrose Primula vulgaris (Fr. Primavère).
Primrose Primula vulgaris.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Male Brimstone Gonopteryx rhamni (Fr. Citron) on 
Long-leaved Lungwort Pulmonaria longifolia (Fr. Pulmonaire à feuilles longues).
Male Brimstone Gonopteryx rhamni on Long-leaved Lungwort Pulmonaria longifolia.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Romanesque door into the church in La Guerche.
Romanesque door into the church in La Guerche.  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:

Sheila said...

I always thoroughly enjoy your posts about these walks and the photos you take. A great form of armchair travel. Such a splendid blue pulmonaria.

Susan said...

Glad you enjoy these posts. I always have 2 or 3x as many photos as can be politely inserted into a single blog post. FB is getting the benefit of more and more of them. Pulmonaria certainly is the most amazing colour. Always a joy to see.

Unknown said...

I too love these posts - except for the feelings of jealousy they nearly always trigger! I'll have to investigate FB.
Jocelyn

Susan said...

I'm on FB under my own name.

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