A walk about in my village

Fleurs des Noël
Fleurs des Noël

A walk about the village.

This time of year and you will discover such things as Fleurs des Noël  which appear to be more of a berry. Claude assures me that they are poison and only for the birds.

There are also the tiny pommes (apples) which are covering gnarled trees. They are about the size of a cherry and I have personally seen them in brown, green and cherry red. The ones in the photo below are a greenish brown. They are edible and have a bland taste. Yes, I did eat one. However, generally, they are left for the animals and birds or for going to seed.

Yes, there are animals about. Fox skulls have been found and there are always game birds, rabbits and of course, the sanglier or wild boar. There are probably others out there but I haven’t come across them. One year when we had a light dusting of snow, I found some tracks on my walk and I was already back inside the village. I sketched a replica of what I had seen and someone confirmed they were sanglier tracks. They say they don’t come into the old village but will come down looking for food to the outer areas. A few minute walk from my house, I am surrounded by pine trees in one direction so we are encased in nature’s embrace. Rue escalier is the way to a staircase that winds upward to the chateau and eglise.

Bisous,

Léa

Une voisine
Une voisine
Claude and Annie head out for a hike
Claude and Annie head out for a hike
pommes minuscules
pommes minuscules
St. Pierre at the top!
St. Pierre at the top!
Villagers
Villagers enjoying the sunshine
Creek from the cascade to the river Berre
Creek from the cascade to the river Berre
Durban Chateau
Durban Chateau
Rue de escalier
Rue de escalier
Tourist
Tourist
Flowers shop and café
Flowers shop and café
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In living colour!
In living colour!
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24 thoughts on “A walk about in my village

    1. I have habited places in small towns to New York city but never have I before felt at home. This is living! 🙂

      All this and the sea (Mediterranean) is only minutes away!

    1. Glad you liked the tourist! 🙂 However, I wasn’t able to access the photos I wanted so may continue the walk later…
      It is always good to have you along.
      Love,
      Lea
      Xxx

    1. We are most welcoming to our tourists and kept this particular one supplied with fresh fish during his visit! 🙂

      Yes, Polly. It is blissful here!

    1. This is Durban Corbieres. We are 30km south west of Narbonne and less than an hour from Perpignan. We are the heart of the Corbieres and also the route de Cathar. I shall check out your site but I can’t imagine why I would mind a link.

      Merci beaucoup!

    1. I do understand! I lived there for nearly five years! While I never imagined myself in a small village or even town, I don’t want to be anywhere else! Thank you for stopping by one of my blogs and taking the time to comment.

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