Hanging Lisianthus and Roses.Hanging Lisianthus and Roses.


February 23, 2018  •  3 Comments

These photos were taken with my Nikon D5200 on three consecutive mornings from Feb 6th to 8th, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., in the fields around my village, in the greater Paris area or Ile De France.

I document #mymorningwalk everyday on my Instagram account @myfrenchcountrylife.

I started this habit just for the personal pleasure of documenting the seasons and to serve as a visual reference for photos that I might want to take later with my pro camera, but #mymorningwalk is proving to be quite popular on IG and FB, which is of course very gratifying. 

I have several different walks and one takes us passed this poulailler, a now abandoned battery chicken barn, on the outskirts of the village.

Out into the fields and wide horizons that I love so much, although on this day it was snowing, windy and well below zero! But I'd been waiting for snowfall for four years and I rather revel in extreme (wish) weather conditions. It makes me feel like a romantic heroine, battling the elements, thoughts of Wuthering Heights and so on.



We walk around several fields where there will soon be cereal crops growing.


My faithful companion, Melody, on all my walks, fortunately she loves cold weather.

This is a favourite tree, a walnut tree or noyer.

And back passed the farm buildings towards the village.

Another walk takes us to a favourite view across the small valley, looking east ....

..... passed the secret garden,

..... and a few copses where the wild life shelters. This broken gate, which serves no purpose, often features on #mymorningwalk with the view to the south. Looking west with the sun behind us ....

This modern barn is also a leitmotif of @myfrenchcountrylife and it's extraordinary how different the photos of it can be, depending on the time of day, weather and season, from the very ordinary one day, here it was snowing .....

..... to this picturesque shot taken the following morning in bright sunshine.


I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of my much loved and frequently trampled French countryside.

Coming soon a selection of abstract snowscapes also taken on my morning walk.

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Marilyn Miller(non-registered)
Karen Olson(non-registered)
I am in love with your snow pics Henriette. Especially the one in the small valley looking east. How rural it looks. It surprises me that there is so much land close to Paris.
Lovely Henrietta! So different from my snowy landscape in MLF! Some of your pics look almost abstract already,with all those endless white fields & skies looking forward to the abstract post :)
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