far-away from the 2nd heatwave – “dog-days” comin’ over…

during the 1st heatwave that showed up by the end of June, we were in the Japanese Alps, and for the 2nd one, we’ve chosen a “hamlet” in the nearby French-Catalan Pyrénées, about 2h 1/2-drive; “Les Angles” is one of the quaintest Pyrenean villages whose motto is: DREAM! LIVE! SHARE! 🙂

The Pyrenees… ❤ Catalan: Pirineus; French: Pyrénées; Spanish: Pirineos; Occitan: Pirenèus; Aragonese: Perinés; Basque: Pirinioak – range of mountains in southwest Europe that form a natural, open, free border between France and Spain that we cross in both directions. They separate the Iberian Peninsula from France, and extend for about 430 km from the Atlantic Ocean (Bay of Biscay) to the Mediterranean Sea (Cap de Creus)

“There’s sunshine in my heart, my blood sings with the breeze,
The mountains are a part of me, I’m fellow to the trees…”(Robert W. Service)

N.B. Robert W. Service was a Scottish-Canadian poet and writer(1874-1958), francophone and francophile, born on January 16th like me – an earthly sign, a mountain lover and a tree hugger… ❤


Have a fine and “cool” week, stay healthy and optimistic, pals! 🙂

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Posted on 22 July 2019, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Doreen Fraietta

    What a wonderful place to go to escape the heat. Enjoyed every picture!

  2. coucou! moi aussi je suis un amoureux des montagnes! Bon séjour dans ce joli village, profite bien de l’air pur et frais!

  3. That Water mill would make a great painting

  4. Robert Service is a favourite of mine too Melanie. I have a first edition of his book Songs of a Sourdough published in 1907. It belonged to my grandmother.
    Leslie xoxo

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