We have left summer behind, but I still have some photos from when we were in the Loire valley and enjoyed some fine food and weather.
One day we visited a small town by the Loire river, Montsoreau, where there was some sort of cyclist event. It was not anything like the Tour de France but more a keen-amateur convention on wheels. The town was completely dominated by people of all ages in those reveal-it-all, cycling shorts. Say no more!
The townspeople, shopkeepers and restaurateurs had done quite a lot to welcome the cyclists and make them feel at home. On entering the town it was soon obvious what the theme was. Some had been rather imaginative. Take a look!
But autumn is upon us, and it also has its definite charm and beauty. Mushrooms grow, sometimes to considerable sizes, and the sunshine highlights the beautiful colours of the autumn leaves. Cue for a song...?