After a strange summer we are having wonderful weather, chilly in the morning and hot in the afternoon. Yesterday we had a day off to reminded ourselves why we came to live here in the Aveyron. We took Choo Choo up to the Aubrac, a beautifully unspoilt high plateau where the cows graze during the summer and skiers visit the ski stations during the winter.
Here are just a few of the photos Tim took to give you a taste of the beautiful area we live in. We started off with a picnic at a deserted lake (clicking on the photo should take you into a larger version).
Followed by a (for me) very long walk behind the Royal Aubrac, a large building originally built as a sanatorium for patients to benefit from the pure clean air. We met cows on the way and here’s Choo Choo hairing (well he is a ball of hair) back to us after deciding the cows were rather larger than he thought.
Tim found this beautiful crocus, the Aubrac is famous for it’s rare orchids but you also see wild daffodils and narcissus in the spring – I don’t know if this is the last crocus of this year or the first of next (if that makes sense).
I was keeping an eye out for etching subjects and Tim took some photos of trees including this one….
…that I have edited in the hope that it will be suitable for etching
Join me tomorrow and see if it made a good subject for etching.