Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Weekend In The Country


























































Photos of our corner of the countryside and, at a friend's house, a "free-range"coq with a harem of "poulettes" parading after him (not pictured). As usual, the girls ran in the opposite direction when they saw me. 

He had one eye on me and the other on his fans, so he didn't have time to calculate and get out of my camera range.

News bulletin: It was reported on the French TV nouvelles that it has been at least 50 years since the wild mushroom crop has been as rich and plentiful in the French forests as it is this year. The report was wrapped up with the warning: "If you have any doubts, ask an expert or take your champignons to your pharmacy for confirmation." 

Then an expert showed us the difference between two mushrooms I thought were identical. They weren't. Like everything else in this life, it's always all about the details. One was lethal, the other edible. 

8 comments:

Deja Pseu said...

I'm so envious of your lovely countryside and fall foliage colors! And Monsieur leCoq looks to be running the place.

thewhitechair said...

LOVE your photos!
Enjoy the beautiful weekend!
blessings
deborah

Belle de Ville said...

"As usual, the girls ran in the opposite direction when they saw me"
Brilliant!

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

Maybe the poulettes ran the other way thanks to you diversion to ditch Monsieur le coq! -a coq being a macho self satisfied man in French... Bon Weekend.

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

Maybe the poulettes ran the other way thanks to you diversion to ditch Monsieur le coq! -a coq being a macho self satisfied man in French... Bon Weekend.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Beautiful photos with lovely colours. Diane

Le Chateau des fleurs by Frenchy said...

Beautiful pictures ! I love the rooster !
Frenchy

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOAH! THose mushrooms are not be to picked and consumed lightly! What fun you must have in Paris and its environs, dearest....that coq looks good enough to eat too! Please visit Ruben when you can; he wrote a lovely piece. Bisous, Anita

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