poetry and prose about place

along the river

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a house along the river

a house along the river (image by Street View)


Logbook 4-2


day 4-2 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Maps)


Today, I met two cyclists along the road…



two cyclists along the road (image by Street View)


Jane:  Bonjour!  Il fait beau, oui? (Hello.  It’s nice out, eh?)

Pierre de Cheveux-Blancs (Pierre with the white hair): Bonjour Madame.  Pourquoi est-ce que votre bicyclette n’ont pas des roues? (Hello – why doesn’t your bicycle have any wheels?)

Jane: Parce que c’est un bicyclette stationnaire!  (Because it’s a stationary bicycle!)

Pierre de Cheveux-Blanc: Un bicyclette stationnaire!  Comment est-ce que vous faites de progrès? (A stationary bicycle?  How do you make any progress?)

Jane:  Je fais mon progrès dans ma tête! (I make my progress in my head!)


My bike trip took me along the banks of the Sèvre Niortaise in the resort town of Coulon…


boats along the river

boats along the river in Coulon (image by Street View)


Wouldn’t it be pleasant to live along the river?


houses along river

houses along the river (image by Street View)


Best View: a boat docked along the Sèvre Niortaise…


'Sevre Niortaise'


Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

April 3, 2013 at 7:00 am

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  1. Hi Jane. Your french is impeccable 🙂 Drawings are great. Try migrating to watercolors … would add another dimension I think.

    (BTW my blog has changed to )



    April 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

    • Hi Denis. Yet another reason my virtual travel has been so much fun – I get to practice my French. I never thought I would use my le Robert dictionary again, but now it is right by my side. I have tried adding a little color to some of my drawings, using Derwin Inktense crayons M. gave me for Christmas. They mix with water to create watercolor. It is really fun adding the color, but I am timid. Have to take a watercolor course. Jane


      jane tims

      April 3, 2013 at 11:16 am

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