Thursday, 14 April 2016

French Village Walls

When I'm with my family in France
we often drive to a neighbouring village
park the car and enjoy an amble through
the little lanes and walkways.
I always have my camera
and snap away at all manner of things that take my eye.
Walls, fences, gates, doors, shutters
winding lanes and gardens.

One of my granddaughters has a small
nature set which includes a magnifying glass,
an insect reference book and pencil.
She has great observation skills
and looks for signs of animals as well as insects,
birds and butterflies.

My father would love to know his great grandie
has an interest in nature as he was a
keen botanist and bird watcher!
When I was young he often took my brothers and I
on hikes in the bush, telling us the names of
birds, trees, plants, mosses and lichens.
As children we weren't that interested and
preferred climbing the trees or playing
hide and seek.
However, as I got older it became an inherant
 part of my life too.

I'm joining Tex for Good Fences

Thank you for your camera suggestions
I'm narrowing my choices now thanks to you
my dear bloggy pals!
From what most of you have said
it's all about the lenses rather than the camera body.

Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt



  1. Gorgeous sites . . .
    The stone, borders, angles, vines, fence and floral . . .
    Nice pics indeed . . .

  2. Lovely photos Shane! Beautiful place!

  3. Hello, sounds like a wonderful time with your family and grandchildren. It is wonderful to see the young ones take an interest in nature. Beautiful photos! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  4. Shane your photos are wonderful and I enjoyed reading about what you shared as a child growing up. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  5. Beautiful walls. They have a lot of history to tell, I'm sure, and now bring you lots of good memories from your grandchildren.

  6. Love your shots of walls taken on your visit to France. When I'm out walking I often wonder who lives behind big high walls, I could never imagine living there , why hide the view.

  7. It's so much fun & just a bit nosy to peek over the top of a wall & see what lies beyond !
    So much to see in those pretty French villages!

  8. oooh don't these little villages have the most beautiful gems by way of walls, windows and buildings??? Gorgeous photos Shane!

  9. Lovely place to walk and discover. It's nice your grand enjoys looking closely...

  10. Those old walls are beautiful as well as practical. Although I don't think I would like to be so 'contained'. I always think it's lovely when a young one shares an interest with an older generation.
    The hills in the background in my photos this week are the foothills of the Brynderwyns. The racecourse is at Ruakaka. I live not far away.

  11. how beautiful. glad your youngers love nature, too.

  12. I love that your grand is so enthused about nature! And what a wonderful environment in which to explore it! I can imagine all sorts of delights -- and if she doesn't find critters, she has great eye candy!

  13. Those were some wonderful walls you photographed. I enjoyed reading about your childhood memories.

  14. Dear Shane,
    wonderful pictures and wonderful words ......
    thank you, my sweet friend!
    Happy weekend to you, filled with love and hugs and blessings,
    Claudia xo



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