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Hiking in Picardy

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hello dear Sparkfriends,

Three weeks without a hike! No no no no way! Well... life happens. Travelling for work, dealing with a very wet weather, and trying to find solutions to various problems... Needless to say I NEEDED a hike today!





This hike which started in Cinqueux, in Picardy, was wonderful. I know, I know, I say that all the time! But really, it was wonderful! : )



It was the simple countryside from the area North of Paris that I know well and love so much...



The fields are just beautiful at this time of the year!



And the gardens too!





But as always, as I walked on the paths...





I had some wonderful encounters (this one was my favorite, aren't they cute?!)...











After the fields and the meadows...



... the woods were so refreshing!



There were some ferns I had never seen before, quite tall and slim.



And there were lots of wild honeysuckles!



Then I crossed a wet area that was full of flowers of all kinds... Nothing extraordinary, simple wild flowers that made me happy!









Then I crossed Harbercourt. It was a lovely little hamlet, with some nice houses and a chapel that looked straight out of a fairytale! Don't you think?





And I was back in the woods again, almost all the way back to Cinqueux...



There were lots of poppies on the side of the path as I approached the village.



It was almost the end. But I felt frustrated I had only seen the marsh area through the woods, far away. So I drove there after my hike to take a few pictures...





It was so peaceful and beautiful! A perfect end to today's hike!
Many thanks for reading! As you can see it was one of my 'usual' hikes, nothing really special today. Yet it was exactly what I love and it made me feel so good! I hope you are all having a great weekend!

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