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.
Walking in the Aude, there were vineyards, always vineyards.
The summer solstice at Montségur.
Montségur, our nearby landmark and Cathar stronghold, one misty morning in July.
Snowy days near Montferrier.
A less snowy day near Foix.
Tabariane, near Mirepoix.
The best of times. Picnicking at lunchtime on our regular Sunday walks. Shared food, shared wine, shared landscapes.
Another much missed treat. Shared meals in the sunshine, with old friends and new. This is in Mirepoix.
The Pyrenees viewed from Saint Julien de Gras-Capou.
Just outside Laroque d’Olmes, our home town.
One super-dramatic sunset at Laroque d’Olmes.
Montségur one snowy March day.
Another view from le Cap du Carmil.
Le lac de Montbel, our nearby water playground.
Views from le Cap du Carmil in June. Still snowy on the peaks.
Springtime in the Dolomies, near Foix.
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