This is my 100th post.
I have been waiting for something important to happen to report for my 100th blog. Then yesterday, I thought I had it….. It was Mark’s birthday and we decided to go for a walk to visit some Visigoth graves near a village a few kilometres from Caunes.
We set off early and enjoyed a fabulous 7kms walk. This in itself was a real achievement for me. I haven’t walked that far since my surgery last year.
The walk took us through vineyards where the huge purple grapes are starting to hang heavily from the vines. It took us past a beautiful old chateau with gorgeous formal gardens. It led us past a stunning ruined church, and along beautiful flower edged pathways. We saw birds and butterflies, and enjoyed every step of the trek.
Finally we came across the graves. There were 44 of them, arranged in small family groups, large and some incredibly small, all stone caverns, some with slabbed tops, facing down a slope. We sat for a while, enjoying the peace, and the view, and the realisation that these , now empty tombs, had been on this beautiful hillside for about 1500 years.
I took many photos during the walk, and looked forward to my 100th blog being about our walk, interspersed with some beautiful images.
When I arrived home, I anticipated time editing the photos, researching some local Visigoth history, and writing my…..100th blog.
The SD card is corrupted. I cannot access the photos. Or at least I can, but only through a wire connection……and the wire is in Hebden Bridge. My laptop here in Caunes will not recognise the photo card.
So…..here it is, my 100th post, with a borrowed photo, found by doing an image search.
|A borrowed photo, of Visigoth graves near Villarzel Cabardes|
It was solemn and beautiful, and I did take a photo from practically this position…..but alas, it is not my photo.
Mark’s birthday continued to be lovely. After our walk, we swam, ate a gorgeous lunch by the pool, dozed away part of the afternoon and went to a local restaurant for a fabulous meal with local Minervois wine.
|Happy Birthday Mark.|