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"Fall and Winter in the French Countryside" Dec 13, 2017"
Greetings from the French countryside where we have enjoyed an exceptionally beautiful fall this year! It has been wonderfully sunny, and the leaves spent several weeks turning a more-lovely-than-usual spectrum of yellows, oranges and reds. On my daily bike ride around our village of Courances in all seasons, I fly past this allée looking down towards the chateau. While it is a marvelous sight in spring and summer and even in winter, I think the fall version is the most spectacular. Then there comes a point when it's time to clean up the colorful leaf carpet. Hats off to the Chateau de Courances gardeners who just a few days ago were blowing and hauling the leaves away. When I catch sight of them at their task, I find it kind of fascinating to see how many huge truckloads of leaves get taken away to the massive garden compost piles!
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