Sunday 4 November 2012

A walk in the French Countryside

I had many lovely walks
in the beautiful countryside
while I was in France
with my family.

Each village, large and small
has a memorial
honouring  their soldiers
who died fighting for France.

The picturesque village
where my family live
is surrounded by cropping farms,
mainly wheat but also
many fields of
sunflowers too.

One farm I passed
had a flock of very  unfriendly ducks -
les canards...
They squawked furiously
until I was well out of sight,
especially when I had Roxy
the little Jack Russell with me!!!

Everywhere there were red poppies
 which always remind me of that
very moving poem
"In Flanders Fields"
written by the Canadian
physician Lieutenant Colonel
John McCrae.

Linking to 
Claudia at A favorite thing Saturday

Thank you dear friends for
visiting my blog and especially for
leaving me such lovely comments.

Take care and
be kind to one another
Shane ♥


  1. What a nice walk darling.....lovely

  2. Hi Shane - thanks so much for joining in this week!

    Oh, how I long to visit France! Someday. In the meantime, I can look at your lovely photos of the French countryside. Ah.


  3. Since I'll probably never get to France, thanks for the tour!

  4. Thank you for this lovely summer walk, after waking up to the first snow this morning :-)

  5. Good morning Shane from sunny Arizona where we are now..As a Canadian, in Flander's Field is held very dear o our hearts....and what the poppy represents..may we all live in peace...your photos of the French countryside are just so beautiful!❤

  6. Hello Shane:
    Just one week from Remembrance Sunday, your post of poppies is a very timely reminder of those events in the World Wars and the horrendous loss of life which was shed in the name of freedom.

    You look to have seen some extremely attractive countryside whilst in France. It all looks so very peaceful now. A contrast to those days of fierce fighting of years ago.

  7. Ooh, I love taking walks with you on your blog! Lovely images you've shared with us. Have a wonderful Sunday dear Shane. xo Rhonda

  8. Gorgeous photos :) I love the geese and the red poppies!


  9. The French country side is beautiful, and where I have been, also very flat -like your photoes, but oh looking so kind and inviting. Such a lovelyness dear Shane.
    Thankyou for showing, and a great sunday to you my friend.

  10. What a lovely walk. The cropping farm is my favorite picture. Absolutely beautiful.

  11. Hello Shane
    Beautiful scenes from France and quite an admirable war memorial. I've heard ducks can be nasty. :-)
    Thought you should know that MM is cancelled for this week.

  12. Hi Shane,

    Loved seeing the charming village where you went for your walks.
    Aren't the little villages in France, always so beautiful.

    Happy week

  13. Deares Shane,
    Oh, France is so interlaced with history and everywhere you find subjects for a beautiful painted canvas...
    Hugs to you,

  14. These images of the French countryside near your daughter's home is really beautiful. What a place to live!
    The gorgeous red poppies and memorials are a timely reminder of how the French respect their soldiers.
    Thanks for sharing your walk with Roxy.
    Such lovely images!
    Love and hugs,

  15. So much fun to wander with you in the French countryside, just beautiful! Mx

  16. Yes, indeed -- walking there would definitely be a wonderful thing to do. Looks like it was gorgeous weather and so many beautiful things to see. Hope you have a great week. Tammy

  17. thank you for the lovely stroll thru the French country. I especially love the photo of the poppies-my favorite flower.

  18. So beautiful pictures! Thank you! Have a happy week! hugs riitta

  19. I enjoyd the walk, beautiful landscape. France is a country i would be happy to travel to.

  20. What a beautiful walk, Shane. Thank you so much for posting it! Easy to see why strolling through that beautiful countryside is one of your favorite things to do. Take care!

  21. How pretty...and yes I know the poem..what a wonderful stroll

  22. Thanks for visiting me today, Shane!
    Yes, we must remember and also have fairies for us big girls too.

  23. Dearest Shane,
    Thanks for adding my Giveaway button to your sidebar.
    I was sick for two days; too dizzy to be out and about, so I was in bed.
    Now I'm fine.
    Hugs to you, it still is Veterans Day here in the USA.
    That is more or less like the subject here in your post...

  24. I love the french countryside - it is just beautiful Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful week.

  25. So happy I did not miss this lovely walk in the French countryside with you dear Shane

    your photos and verbal imagery transport me
    you know I Love that!

    Hugs to you

  26. Dearest Shane, Thank you so much for visiting me and for your sweet words! It is so lovely to "meet" you! I am glad you found me through our dear, mutual friend Suzy. She is a sweetheart! I can tell you are a sweetheart too! I look forward to visiting with you often!

    I enjoyed the lovely walk with you and Roxy in the French countryside. France is a beautiful place and I know it is very special to you with your sweet grandchildren living there! I enjoyed all of the beautiful photos you shared!

    I love your gorgeous creations in your previous post. Suzy will be so happy with her pages! You are a very talented artist! Much love and blessings, Paula

  27. PS~ Your blog is gorgeous and so inspiring! xo



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