First, a few pics I took on the way back from the brocante, of a small field full of cornflowers. I do love cornflowers and you don't see them very often these days. What a delight therefore to see a whole field full of them! -
Sunday was also the day for the annual country walk in Cuzy, a tiny little village not far from us. People come from far and wide to take part in these walks. There are always three routes of different lengths, the shortest one was 9.2km this time. And for the first time this year, the routes went right past our little cottage. Also a first, I decided to do part of the walk as well this year. I hadn't in the past because of health reasons but thought I could manage a few hilly kilometres this time. I am so glad I did. We took our doggies along as well. The plan was that I would do half the walk up to where it came past our cottage and then stay put with the doggies, while Andy completed the round. He would then pick up the car in the village and come and get me for the 'repas', the meal which is always such a lovely part of any activity.
I took photos along the way of course, the scenery was so beautiful and the rain held off for most of the walk. So come and walk with me up and down a few hills in the beautiful Burgundy countryside -
The walk started at the village hall, right next to this lovely little church-
It struck me as quite funny that the church had a post box next to door, I always thought the mail would go to the vicarage. But then, I suppose the village is far too tiny to have a vicarage and a resident priest. I would think a priest visits every other Sunday or so.
I love the old local houses, built with field stones -
and this window in one of the them looked like an eye to me -
Even the smallest village boast a little chateau somewhere close by -
And the dogs were so excited to sniff out so many new smells -
Little brooks gently flowing downhill
and small farms dotted about -
And millions of spent dandelions -
Escargots! Snails! We have seen our neighbouring farmer collect these by the bucketload after a nice long rain. The dogs were very interested in them-
The name of this place always makes us chuckle -
A cheese safe, right outside in Mother Nature under a tree. I often see them at brocantes but had never seen one in use outside -
If you look closely, you can just see the little chateau we passed earlier -
Wild orchids -
You can just about see the lake down in Cuzy, the village where we started -
And this is the half way refreshment station, right at the top of our lane and manned by Thierry, our closest neighbour, and friends. My DH Andy is just on the way to complete the second part of the walk after I retired to the cottage with the doggies :-) -
As planned, he picked me up after the walk and we went back to the village hall for the meal. Delicious!!! As I was looking out of the window, I noticed this little feature on the church -
How quirky is that! A door and a few stone steps half way up the side of the church, lol. And a purple ladder leading up to the steps. To the bells, we believe
In between the showers it had been a fair day for walking and I think that it was yet another very successful day for the village. Boy, was I tired out after all that walking at the brocante and the Cuzy walk!
I hope your weekend was lovely as well, and I wish you all a wonderful week.