Bonjour de France!
A long overdue post, as I am traveling and often away from the internet.
In spite of my post title, I haven’t been around for ‘weekly’ photo challenges, but I did check in long enough to find the topic for this week. I haven’t had much chance to take a look at other posts for this week’s theme yet… but I will get there soon. Meanwhile, below is my contribution.
My photos this week are from Argenton Les Vallees, in France, along the Argenton river. A favorite place, and I am enjoying the peace of emerging spring here. Yesterday, I heard a cuckoo bird singing cuckoo, cuckoo… Really! There really are cuckoo birds! Sounded just like the old German cuckoo clocks my friend’s dad used to bring back from Germany when I was a child. I also learned that hearing the cuckoo bird in this area is a sure sign of spring, and indeed, the weather has been marvelous and quite spring-like.
Here is the view I woke to this morning – sunrise through the window, accompanied by the sound of many birds singing and ducks splashing in the river below. What a delight to be here…
This is an old stone bridge over the Argenton river – I love this bridge. Two views of the river through the arches:
Light though a tiny window in an old stone shack. This small building had a handmade sign on the outside that said “Bat Hotel.”
And finally, one last view through a stone arch, named the magic portal by my traveling companion. I love the hint of shadows lengthening in the early evening light ~
Wherever you are, I wish you a magic portal that opens to great happiness. May you go through with joy.