This is the last Snapshot Saturday. WordPress has decided to discontinue its weekly photographic challenges. I’m a bit sad about this. It’s been fun tussling with choosing images for each week’s idea, and through it, I’ve ‘met’ fellow-bloggers and made virtual visits to all parts of the globe.
This week, we’ve been invited to bow out by posting our all-time favourite shots. That’s far too difficult. Instead, I’m taking you to the Ariège in France, where my blogging journey began when we lived there for some years, and offering you some favourite shots from there.
Montségur one snowy March day.
Views from le Cap du Carmil in June. Still snowy on the peaks.
Snowy days near Montferrier.
Montségur, our nearby landmark and Cathar stronghold, one misty morning in July.
Le lac de Montbel, our nearby water playground.
Walking in the Aude, there were vineyards, always vineyards.
Another view from le Cap du Carmil.
One super-dramatic sunset at Laroque d’Olmes.
Tabariane, near Mirepoix.
Just outside Laroque d’Olmes, our home town.
Springtime in the Dolomies, near Foix.
The Pyrenees viewed from Saint Julien de Gras-Capou.
The summer solstice at Montségur.
A less snowy day near Foix.
Another much missed treat. Shared meals in the sunshine, with old friends and new. This is in Mirepoix.
The best of times. Picnicking at lunchtime on our regular Sunday walks. Shared food, shared wine, shared landscapes.
Click on any image to view full size.