Sunday, July 03, 2011


Sunflower by makingamark2
Sunflower, a photo by makingamark2 on Flickr.

Yesterday, while taking my satnav divert away from the Autoroute de Soleil - while the whole of France hit the road as the schools finished for the summer - I saw a number of delights travelling along the D roads.

First came the endless vineyards of the Rhone valley as I travelled up the D7 and D8.

Then the fields of sunflowers started. Huge fields completely filled with sunflowers in full bloom. I don't think I've ever seen them looking so fresh. It was like the impact of trees in fresh leaf after a long winter.

Later I had to get back on the autoroute again and discovered that if you love looking at sunflowers the fields south of Bourg-en-Bresse are full of them. Field after massive field of sunflowers - they were simply stunning - but no photos as I was driving!

The next photo is likely to be of the Cote d'Or where I'm going for lunch at Gevrey Chambertin.


  1. So who sounds like she is still having a splendid time?!:)

  2. Lovely sunflower. The D roads can be interesting,there is a lovely section between Langres and Besancon.


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