Chalkie, cheekie boy in France
What a busy week we’ve had since getting home from France, we shouldn’t complain as it’s been good busy, but quite work-focussed which has meant not having time to sort out my photos till now, nor update here. But, normal pace of life resumes today.
I thought I’d pop up some pictures of our neighbour’s little chap, Chalkie joining us on one of our morning walks in France. He’s a great character, very independent minded and well loved by everyone he meets, including Renae and Susie-Belle who always enjoy his company.
Despite being small in stature, Chalkie has a huge personality and can walk for miles. He lived for a number of years in Portugal before moving to France and during the summer wasn’t fazed at all by the heat wave we experienced.
The weather this time of year does suit Susie-Belle better than the heat, and we had some beautiful warm autumn days as well as the ubiquitous rain which seems to have been the theme of 2012 for us.
We visit France around every 6 weeks or so and one amazing thing for us is how different the landscape looks in the space of 6 weeks. This was the lane at the top of our hill around 8 weeks ago, the corn wasn’t quite ripe………
……and this was it a couple of weeks ago, dry and shrivelled, awaiting harvesting. When we get back at Christmas, the scenery will look bare, stark and we’ll be able to see for miles.
Nature really is a fascinating and endless cycle.