Thursday, September 8, 2016
bike ride to Nogent-sur-Seine.
Everywhere you go around here, given their height and the mainly flat landscape, those two towers, with their steaming latté tops, loom in the background. Here since the mid-70's, many of the residents have lived with them all of their lives, and so must feel them simply to be part of the landscape. But they're so close, just in your face, and for the un-habituated, it's a bit unnerving.
Everything else, though, is full of charm.
Tonight for dinner Jean-Yves and Laetitia joined us. Every dinner here is better than a restaurant, and it impresses me that, for every French person, knowing what region the dish is from, etc., are important. On another note, Laetitia told us that the frogs come out on the road at night, difficult to avoid if you're driving. Jean-Yves indicated there are wild boar in the forest - don't pick any fights. Foxes here, but no wolves. So far I have seen butterflies, herons, hawks, a cat surprised to be surprised out in the forest, dairy cows looking at me with mild curiosity, and a few fishermen, happy to be doing something that involves long periods of not doing anything.
Back to coloring...
Posted by baku at 3:33 PM