Friday, November 12, 2010

Loupchat #1 ...

Loupchat - Lot Department - Midi-Pyrénées region,
historic province of France: Quercy in south-western France ...
      
... centennial Quercus pubescens ...
... an oak in the white oak section of the genus, Quercus sect ...
... they are long-lived, to several hundred years, and eventually grow 
 into very stout trees with trunks up to 2 m in diameter ...
     
EN: Downy Oak, Pubescent Oak - NL: donzige eik, zachte eik
FR: Chêne pubescent, Chêne truffier, Chêne blanc  - DE: Flaum-Eiche
source: en.wikipedia.org
   
... star thistle ....
   
... traditional Quercy stone Mas farmhouse ...
    
... view on the causse/limestone plateau of Martel ...
      
... mediterranean border around the swimming pool ...
   
... Hebe plant ...
   
... vintage cast iron water pump stamped 'Corneau Alfred-Charleville' ...  
... wooden door cut from brown oak from the Causse ...

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