We rented a large old farmhouse from the local baker. Their loaves with lardons and cheese in were delicious. As were the greengages and mirabelles. Early in the week it rained a fair bit. The kids were happy playing together in the house – in fact, by the end of the week my nephew had decided that henceforth we should all live there together. The trees were full of jays and woodpeckers. We watched roe deer and buzzards from our windows.
The shady areas under the trees were home to large, colourful and varied fungi.
In the sunshine there were myriad flowers…
Many of them unfamiliar…
I suppose the views were hardly dramatic, but the walking was very pleasant.
..with plenty to see…
I’ve been to the Vosges once before and I’d like to go back again – preferably to walk one of the Grand Randonnees that pass this way.