A two students offered a quick car ride to "capture a sunflower" near Montreuil Bellay, a town 30 km from here.
Stopped at nearby ruins of Chateau de l'Ebaupinay, and although signs posted in French warned "Enter at your own risk", wandered inside this 15th century structure, marveling at the solid construction of what is left after a 19th Century fire.
Third car ride John has taken in two and a half months, fifth for me.
When I started this blog in May 2007, it was for the sole purpose of staying in touch with friends and family while we traveled to Europe for three months. I am still staying in touch. "Traveller's Joy" clematis vitalba: Wildflower found throughout southwest Europe/Africa. Used for medicinal purposes and found "climbing and covering" the roadsides of Europe.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman