Our gite

I suppose I ought to put all of these snippets into context and show you where we stayed. We were north of Tours, in the region known as the Gatine near Beaumont la Ronce. We stayed in a gite –

cottage in France

Here it is – it was a converted farm building joined to a barn, part of a working farm. It was so peaceful there.

harvested wheatfield

This was the field up the lane from the gite.


I love these poppies growing wild by the sides of the fields. They were rich with wild flowers. I saw St Johns Wort and origano.

field of sunflowers

As well, of course, as the ubiquitous field of sunflowers. Ubiquitous in that region, anyway.

field of sunflowers taken on the move

I took this one from the car – I love the impressionist effect.

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One Response to Our gite

  1. Candy Schultz August 18, 2007 at 9:39 pm #

    But do you enjoy Dr. Who?