A peak at the beauty of northern France ... from its hills and valleys
and lovely lakes...
to the churches found in every village, large or small.
The half-timbered house are everywhere! I especially love the ones with walls that are really crooked.
Even a run-down old roof is a thing of beauty here.
Care for checkerboard bricks? The uniqueness is celebrated.
We screeched to a halt at this home's for sale sign. I know, dreaming.... Can't you just see the front garden blooming?
A casual stroll for baguettes... under this display of plasterwork to-die-for!
Certainly not in America! We were discussing how it would be very improbable to do this anywhere anymore, if for no other reason than the lack of skills necessary to create this.
The folks in the countryside have been warm and friendly. Their pace of everyday life is something I'd like to strive for.
What a journey this has been!