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One hike and three villages

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Sunday, September 01, 2013

Hello dear Sparkfriends,

Today was another one of these days when I was SO thankful for Sparkpeople and my Sparkfriends! I am certain that if I hadn't known you were expecting my blog, I wouldn't have moved much today... stress tends to paralyze me... So, thank you for checking on me! :)

Today I went to Guiry-en-Vexin, North-West of Paris (I think you know now that I love that area!).

But I actually saw 3 villages on the way!

The second one was Gadancourt. As I approached the village, the first thing I saw was the roof of the castle's chapel.

Sadly, the castle cannot be visited. It is well hidden behind its blue doors!

The church was closed, but there were people having lunch behind it, I loved the atmosphere it gave to the area...

After Gadancourt...

... the countryside was peaceful with its gentle rolling hills...

Although it wasn't a hot day, it was very sunny, so I welcomed the shade of the woods for a while...

In Wy-dit-Joly-Village, the town hall was almost opposite the church...

... which luckily was open!

Everywhere, the flowers were starting to dry... the end of summer is definitely approaching fast!

There were many other signs of this, like the beetroots in the fields (grown to make sugar)...

... and various berries or acorns on the oak trees...

But there were still lots of flowers and butterflies!

In the last woods before I returned to Guiry-en-Vexin, I saw this plant I had never seen before! Do you have any idea what it is? [EDIT: Many thanks to _VALEO_ who found what it is! Herb Paris, also called True Lover's Knot.]

Then in the distance I saw Guiry-en-Vexin's castle appear...

And I was back to my car! I hope you enjoyed sharing my hike today. It was a perfect day and a perfect hike, I am so glad I went! Thank you for reading, and thank you for your support!
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