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Luzarches… will it rain?

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hello dear Sparkfriends,

I couldn’t go on a hike last weekend, and this weekend the weather forecast is awful. So I took the afternoon off today, hoping to avoid the rain (the weather forecast was ‘sunshine’, but honestly it was very very grey!).

I don’t usually do a hike twice, it bores me! I like to discover new places. I had done this hike in March, one year and a half ago, so it was very different… and I did the hike the other way around, and honestly hardly recognized anything! But Luzarches’ church is pretty unforgettable!

I wasn’t the only one to make the most of the fresh air today, I met about 5 or 6 people hiking or biking (it is rare on my hikes!). I forgot to say children are on holiday at the moment, so I guess most of the people I met were teachers… or people like me who needed a break! 

We haven’t had any frost yet, so there were even some flowers left…

And at times it almost felt like summer… especially as it was 20°C today (that is 68 F)!

I crossed several hamlets around Luzarches. The first one was Thimécourt.

Later, I walked by the old watermill of Hérivaux, built in 1213 and recently (heavily) renovated.

Then I crossed La Biche…

… and then Les Nonnains…

The trees have started to change colors, and in places it looked very nice…

It was mostly grey, which was fine as it didn’t rain…

… but a beautiful surprise was waiting for me when I left the woods…

… the bright blue sky promised by the weather forecast was finally here!!!

It felt so good!!!

The picture above is especially for _BABE_, who said once that she wished I would take pictures of myself on my hikes… Well, I very rarely do, because I look a mess on my hikes, haha!

The last part of the hike, in the sun between Les Nonnains and Luzarches, was really lovely. The area is hilly, and there are a couple of farms with horses and ponies…

Then, after one last turn…

… I saw Luzarches’ church appear through the foliage…

And, after 3 and a half hours, I was back at my car! Thank you so much for sharing my hike today! I hope it refreshed you like it did for me! emoticon

P.S. If you want to see what I saw in March 2012, here is the blog I wrote about it back then!

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MARKATSPARK 8/2/2015 6:40AM


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GRAMPIAN 12/23/2013 7:17AM

  Good pictures again.

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JUDYAMK 11/10/2013 6:30PM

    I love the bright blue shutters & doors with the flowers hanging in between. Thank you

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WHITEANGEL4 11/6/2013 12:00AM

    Enjoyed the colorful tour with you

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EFFRAYECHILDE 11/3/2013 12:59PM

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 11/1/2013 8:50AM

  Lovely ... Thanks for sharing !

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RENATA144 10/31/2013 11:13PM

  I love your photos ! They are worth several looks.

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WILDASTER 10/31/2013 2:58PM

    Lovely, the vines are so beautiful and red and you had such a nice day too. I love the picture of you, your beautiful hair all curly and pulled back and your sweet smile.

I remember the church from your hike there but the rest was completely new and different with the leaves changing!

We are carving pumpkins for tonight! I will take a picture to show you.


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DRTOVAH 10/30/2013 9:12PM

  gorgeous photos

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CHANGINGHORSES 10/29/2013 7:42PM

    I love going hiking with you Claire! Thanks again for leading such a wonderful hike! Your selfie is beautiful!!!!

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GEORGE815 10/29/2013 3:32PM

    Thanks for sharing your day,

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KAREN91 10/29/2013 12:59AM

    Claire, Lovely pictures as always. I thought you were lovely in your picture, not at all a mess. Is it around 68F in France still. In Iowa its been in the 40s and getting quite cold! I hope things are well with you, take good care of yourself. emoticon

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RENATA144 10/28/2013 9:48PM

  Bon jour Claire ! Thank you for showing us autumn in the beautiful countryside of Luzarches. I really enjoy your photos. Walking through so much beauty is inspiring us to continue to explore our beautiful world. emoticon emoticon

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NEWNANCY2012 10/28/2013 6:36PM

    emoticon Your fall pictures of the country side are so beautiful. emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 10/28/2013 1:39PM

    Thanks for sharing your hike. I always love them because the areas around you are so beautiful and charming. Fall colors are my very favorite ones. Glad it all worked out for you to have such a great day!

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IMAGINE46 10/28/2013 1:02PM

  Beautiful, just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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HAKAPES 10/28/2013 11:14AM

    Oh, I miss France...

If you go to Budapest, next time make a visit to one of the "Romkocsma", great places to hang out and have some local vibe, totally full of topics for photos!


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BETONME2 10/28/2013 11:10AM

    Thanks for sharing your adventures. I feel like I just had one viewing your beautiful photos.

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FIRECOM 10/28/2013 1:23AM

    Your blogs are uniquely beautiful Thanks.

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GINIEMIE 10/27/2013 6:51PM

    Tes promenades sont exquises. La jeune femme qui nous amène est très belle, même après avoir marcher depuis un bon moment.
Bisous Claire continue, s'il te plait à nous amener avec toi.
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SHERYLP461 10/27/2013 7:21AM

    Such a wonderful hike, it sees like I am there with you.

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REGILIEH 10/27/2013 6:25AM

    So BEAUTIFUL, so PICTURESQUE! I LOVED the picture of you! I'm with Babe!


I wish I could have been with you!

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MRSRIGS1 10/26/2013 3:49PM

    I love your pictures and blogs! Thank you!

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QTEALADY20031 10/26/2013 12:21PM

    Hi Claire, I have been behind in Sparking with my surgery and check-ups. The Fall foliage is just beautiful especially when you ended up with the sunshine! I would love to see the give us so many beautiful sites that I would love to see in Paris and I also know that I can visit Paris through your eyes! Thank you! emoticon June

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CICELY360 10/26/2013 9:23AM

  good blog

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PENOWOK 10/26/2013 8:30AM

    Truly lovely...I enjoyed the Shetland checking you out! Beautiful country! Thank you!!

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DNRAE1 10/26/2013 7:32AM

    Ahhhh, so refreshing and beautiful! Thanks for the picture of you! emoticon Love your pictures......doors and windows (ummmm), trees and flowers (ahhhhhh), and the lovely cottages and churches.

Claire, are hikes listed in books? I'm interested in how you find all your lovely places to hike.

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/26/2013 7:12AM

    This time of year is so pretty. I love Fall colors. Glad to see you saw a variety of colors. The seeds pods are interesting. Love the horses as well!! emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 10/26/2013 6:17AM

    thanks for sharing your hike with us. Beautiful!

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TRUCKERWIFE2 10/26/2013 1:33AM

    Sorry it's taking me so long to get to my e-mails. Enjoyed the pictures. What a lovely fall walk. Looks really fun.

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TREYONE 10/26/2013 1:15AM

  Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!!!!!

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ROCKYCPA 10/26/2013 12:11AM

    Beautiful - thank you!

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KKLENNERT809 10/25/2013 9:12PM

    Thank you, I always enjoy your blogs because they also have such pretty photos!!

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ROSES4ME1 10/25/2013 7:25PM

    Thank you so much once again for bringing me along on your beautiful hike! A fabulous way to end my work week and it gives me incentive to get outside myself and hike this weekend.

My local trail is not nearly as gorgeous as your hike but it goes by a rather nice lake and maybe, if I'm lucky, a few ducks and a swan will still be in residence.
Thanks again!

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JUNEAU2010 10/25/2013 7:18PM

    The pictures of the red leaves over the white house with blue shutters and of you are my favorites! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful hike!

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COLOR-BLUE 10/25/2013 7:17PM


When I read today's blog, I commented to myself, about the house with the blue shudders, as it was beautiful and blue is my favorite color. Then I went to last years blog, and you commented about the house with the blue shudders! What a difference in scenery, but it's still beautiful!

Oh, by the way, you don't look like a sight after your walks, you look beautiful, energized, and fulfilled!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -

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NEWTINK 10/25/2013 6:05PM

    Beautiful emoticon

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TERMITEMOM 10/25/2013 5:06PM

    oui, en effet le soleil -bien que timide- a dû être bienvenu... Très jolis villages, et j'aime ces volets bleus qui me font penser aux villages bretons. Merci de partager ces randonnées en images, et bravo pour la photo de vous!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/25/2013 4:59PM

  Hi Claire........
emoticon for taking us along on yet, another beautiful hike. Truly........your pictures could be used in a travel brochure or a calendar for the area. They are breath-taking.

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SHOAPIE 10/25/2013 4:46PM

    Thanks for taking us along. Enjoyed very much.

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TATTER3 10/25/2013 4:33PM

    I often save pictures you post to my computer collection. I have fantasies of painting from these clips of mem'ries what you have seen in person. I am in love with your sence of balance and harmony as you focus on the world around you. How lovely. Thank you for posting. Be blessed and Keep Sparkin'!!

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HELEN_BRU 10/25/2013 3:58PM

    Loved that picture of you and of course all the other pics you took on your hike.

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JIBBIE49 10/25/2013 3:54PM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark mail.

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DIANNEMT 10/25/2013 3:23PM

    Lovely! Our trees have turned much more than yours and we have had a hard frost. It is autumn for sure!

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HAPPYMENOW58 10/25/2013 3:22PM

    Wonderful! Thank you!

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