Another beautiful autumn in Normandy

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Word from Gazon | Comments Off on Another beautiful autumn in Normandy

The Archway

The entrance to the central courtyard of the Haras is framed by the two beautiful, horse and carriage sized, stone archways. The bell (which stays silent these days) used to summon the field workers back for ‘dejeuner’ and also  mark the end of the day’s labour.

Haras du Gazon archway in autumn 2

It was an uplifting way to start the day to see the dawn break through the  Haras du Gazon archway last weekend.

The beautiful red climber

is a Virginia Creeper, rather than a true ivy. After its glory days of autumn colour have faded, we’ll need to draw a line and set some boundaries – the windows will need to be reclaimed and growth reaching the guttering will have to stop there…

autumn ivy

bridge in autumn

 The graceful curve of the bridge

at the end of the main courtyard gives it an ornamental look but this beautiful stone structure  actually serves as a road bridge over the stream for the local lane to pass over. It still surprises me to see a car go by here. The fallen leaves are from the tall poplars -the first of the large trees on the Haras to show any autumn colour.

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