Saturday, June 06, 2020

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

I'm continuing to post photos from our trip to the Dordogne region in April 2006. Back then, I had just begun blogging and I didn't post many of the photos I took there. The pictures I did post were in a smaller format than I use now, so some of those old images are getting a second life.

Little house on the prairie this is not. But I don't remember the name or location of the castle.

Today is Saturday, which means it's market day. Although our asparagus guy is done with asparagus, he'll still have strawberries. And I will visit the mushroom lady for a pound of locally grown fungus. I see pizza in our immediate future.

Here's a better view of the building. Maybe Ken will remember where it is.
UPDATE: He found it! It's le Château de la Grande Filolie, not far from Lascaux.

Because of the corona confinement (which is now being progressively lifted), French taxpayers were given a few extra weeks to file their income tax returns. I, of course, took advantage of the extension to procrastinate. But on Friday I got the taxes done and filed, three whole days before the Monday deadline. I'm so proud.


  1. Hahaha. :) :) :) Re: filing the tax papers 3 days 'early' - you have every right to be proud of yourself. I would!

    The second picture of the castle is lovely!

  2. Spring makes for lovely green colors. This is a beautiful castle. Our tax day was postponed until July 14th I think.

  3. Wow. You're early. I'm so proud of you.

  4. Beautiful chateau, beautiful shot of it!
    Congrats on the early tax filing.

  5. I just put in a suggestion at our local library for a new mystery by Martin Walker in the Dordogne: Shooting at Castle Rock. The reference I read gave no indication of the type of Chateau, but your photo would be a good place to die? Maybe! Lovely photo and yes, the greens are at their peak right now, imo!

    Strawberries are at their peak here, too, I ended up buying 2 pounds at 98 cents each! Strawberry fields forever...

    I've still got some time - our taxes are delayed until June 30. Good for you to complete them now. I'll wait...

  6. The chateaux is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing!

  7. elgee, I have to stress about it for a couple of weeks before I actually do it.

    melinda, kind of storybook-like, eh?

    evelyn, are you early or procrastinating like me?

    mitch, just glad it's done for another year!

    bettyann, thanks!

    judy, :)

    mary, wow, that sounds like a great price for strawberries!

    linda, thank you!

  8. good for you for the taxes.
    I enjoy seeing the countryside pictures to know there is 'country' there one gets the impression Europe doesn't have much anymore.


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