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My Easter hike in Normandy

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hello dear Sparkfriends,

Happy Easter!!! I am back from my Easter hike... It was cold! And grey! But it was lovely...



I drove to Lyons-la-Forêt, a little town in Normandy I have already mentioned a couple of times in previous blogs, as I like taking friends there. There are some nice little shops!



Shortly after I left Lyons-la-Forêt, walking all the way up the little path by the post office towards the woods, I saw the first primroses of my hike. It felt so good!





After Croix-Mesnil's castle...



... I entered the woods. And there, suddenly, it felt completely like winter. But it was a gorgeous forest. The area is well known for its impressive beeches.



They had been cutting trees (maybe you can see a truck with lots of trunks in the background on my previous picture?). It didn't smell of cut trees though, I guess it was too cold!



I played with my camera a bit to take pictures of a different format. When I saw this feather, it reminded me that the hunting season ended one month ago, and that is truly good news. I am not scared anymore, and not in danger of becoming deaf either!









When I left the woods, I crossed the hamlet of Villaine.



It was very pretty, very typically Normand, with more primroses by the road side...





There were several orchards. It will be so pretty here in a few weeks, with all the apple and pear trees in bloom!



Then I walked on a path with pastures on both sides, and the sound of the nearby river...



There were lots of wild flowers of all kinds!









As I passed by the first house of Le Bout de Bas, I was glad they had left their bike outside! :)



A few minutes and a beautiful daffodils' garden later...



I was back in nearby Lyons-la-Forêt, and enjoyed looking at its houses very much!









I hope you enjoyed sharing my hike today! How was your Easter Sunday? I hope it was as lovely as mine, but a little sunnier! :)
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