It seems that in the region of France that we live in there are only two season that make living here worthwhile; Spring and Fall. In the summer it is either too cold or too hot and the winters are alway too cold (for an Arizona girl that is).
Last fall we were plagued with sickness after sickness so we never got to go out and enjoy the beautiful Auvergne weather. That is why this year we are more than making up for it.
While most people probably think that we live a glorious city life like in Paris, we actually live in the middle of France. In a valley surrounded by volcanos. Sounds exciting, right? This is actually the region of France were most of the cheeses come from and the landscapes and surrounding areas are famous for their beauty.
We are in the middle of mountains that are perfect for hiking and lakes surround the area. Sadly, I'm not an outdoor girl at all and all of this charm is lost on me. That doesn't mean that I won't take advantage to try and make it special for Nathan, and my husband of course since he loves all this stuff.
The most amazing thing is driving out into the mountains and to the lakes and enjoying the beautiful scenery and the ever changing colors. They are nothing like the colors in South Carolina, but so beautiful nonetheless. So I wanted to just share some pictures of Fall in my little region of France.
These were taken at Lac D'Aydat about 20 minutes from our house. Nathan loves to go out and feed the ducks (les canards) and if the sun is shining it is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
After an exhausting afternoon out on the lake of duck feeding and quality family time, there is only one thing left to do....sit out on a terrace in the crisp fall weather enjoying a chocolate chaude and gauffre au nutella (hot chocolate with a nutella waffle)!
Fall is everything that France is supposed to be!