A few years back when D & I were younger, we used to go up to the mountains.
We started going to the Vosges region first because we were researching D’s roots( some of them go back to this region). But, this quickly went beyond Genealogy and we both came to know & appreciate this region for its natural beauty :
You can click on each of these two maps to get a larger view.
Here is where our area is located on the map of France :
Here’s a map of the “département des Vosges” . A “département” is a territorial division that can be roughly compared to a US state . The biggest city & administrative center is Epinal.
Wild Lupin ( I had mistakenly identified it as floxglove, which is a toxic plant !) Thanks for the info, Leesa !
Little house on the prairie ? These two homes were hidden in a forest area.
How much wood did that woodchuck chuck ??
I Don’t know, but if you are in the Vosges, wood is everywhere. We are on a footpath in a forest with some neatly stacked logs.It’s a cold country, and every home has its corner to tuck away the wood to burn for winter.
I’ll take you guys on the mountain tops next time 😉