Reminds me that one of my daughter’s favorite books as a child was Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney. Based on a real woman who was the “lupine lady” and planted lupines everywhere. Every time I see them in bloom I remember the book and its refrain — you must do something to make the world a more beautiful place. Thanks @Icacos.lupins in bloom
It’s great to learn this; I did not know the story of the “lupine lady.” To tell the truth, I’ve been thinking of surreptitiously scattering around some wild flower seeds myself. This may just give me the impetus I need!Reminds me that one of my daughter’s favorite books as a child was Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney. Based on a real woman who was the “lupine lady” and planted lupines everywhere. Every time I see them in bloom I remember the book and its refrain — you must do something to make the world a more beautiful place. Thanks @Icacos.; I did not know the story of the “lupine lady.” To tell the truth, I’ve been thinking about seruptitiously scattering around some wild flower seeds myself. This story may just give me the impetus I need.
Omg!! Wow to these. The colour ! & the yellow irises !! +++++++++ and the coyotes Spring is beautiful on your walk !! I would love to have been there ...Walking my favourite 10km close to home route today. Through a wooded area, past our community garden into the Terra Nova Natural area, following the west dyke trail and the river to home. Along the way two hunting coyotes and spring wildflowers - Chives, Beach Peas and the glorious Yellow Flag Irises. Nearing home, I shared the path with some new Canadians.
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Lovingkindness,Yesterday I roamed the streets of Agen celebrating with all the world. Finally, after many dreary months the cafés have reopened. After which I visited the Musée des Beaux-Arts and spied a ceramic platter serving amidst fronds of seaweed and foliage, a snake and several little fishes, a frog, lizards, crawleys, crustacions and a worm.
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*Platter by Bernard Palissy (16th century)
Did you enjoy some famous Agen prunes while there ?@mspath, Hello!
...it is thought that Bernard Palissy was born in St Avit through which I walked this Sunday past. I was hoping to encounter frogs and a snake and other greeblies in honour of his work but the only thing seen, apart from a little stone fish was a slimy limace:
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To be a geocache it needs to contain a logbook where the finder of the geocache writes down the date of found and his nickname. I'm not sure if this is a geocache, probably it's just a plastic toy...
Haven’t we all Lexicos!
I love when names are provided.Sunday morning: sunrise 5.05. I don't need to close curtains, so light calls me early. Out towards the statue at the end of the Wooden Bridge. I took some words from a speaker on the point of a journey...
At the end of the wall, I found a Deliveroo worker listening deeply to some clearly religious songs, in Spanish. Did he sleep there all night? Was he safer there than in town? I left him in peace. Most of us are so fortunate, we can sleep in safety.
I include a quiet little video, where you can hear the seagulls, and almost smell the seaweed! From the position of the sun, and the date, it was probably taken mid to late afternoon, facing west. For visitors, bicycles to rent are easily found in the city, many of them electric, and the path out is smooth and flat.
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Buongiorno @Esauro57Walking on paths between rice fields in the Piedmont region , near Novara ...to remind me of the cammino ;-)
Thank you for your precious information ...Will try to walk to one of those proposed in the near future!... I would like to get my second covid shot first then try the Francigena ...starting from my doorstep...Trecate to Rome ...this is one of my dreams right now...
Me too... and how about the clouds of vapour rising from the fields, hitting one in the face. It was like walking through a sauna for days on end, not to mention the suffocating nights! I met three teenagers with swollen faces just after they had exited the Po valley. They had slept outside without anything to cover their faces and been tortured by the mosquito...Ah, those rice fields
won’t forget them in a hurry on the Via Francigena
we were nearly eaten alive by the mosquitos back then
I’d risk it again though!
You're welcome!Thank you for your precious information ...Will try to walk to one of those proposed in the near future!... I would like to get my second covid shot first then try the Francigena ...starting from my doorstep...Trecate to Rome ...this is one of my dreams right now...
Gorgeous scenery! Did you go for a swim?
Great photos. Those poppies and sheep look like they.came from our lane.Yesterday morning.Walk back from garage ( maintenance and inspection).
First part is a N road where I did not make any pics because you have to be attentive with traffic.
Second part of the walk are the usual tranquil paved and unpaved roads.
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They’re not huge on my iPhone; same size as those of many others.Sorry folks, but these photos are HUGE
I haven't changed anything on the iPad .....
Pressed DONE...insert all....thumbnail..post
Anyone got any adevice as they are so much larger in size from the ones I used to post?
Also I never had any mb or letters /writing at the bottom of the photo
Not sure what's happened here