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flowers along the sidewalk 5-10

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flowers along the sidewalk in Saint-Xandré (image from Street View)

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Day 5-10 1 Logbook

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Day 5-10 1 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Maps)

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On May 9, I took my virtual bike along the streets of a town called Saint-Xandré.  The sidewalks were planted with roses and flowers the color of petunias.  I could ‘smell’ their spicy scent as I peddled by …

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flowers and greenery line the main streets of Saint-Xandré (image from Street View)

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Since I can never get close enough to identify the flowers, I just imagine they are similar to flowers found here at home.   As I passed one yard, the heady smell of white lilacs filled the air …

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these flowers remind me of the white lilacs in our yard at home (image from Street View)

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One of the houses reminded me of how I would like our cottage to look.  I love the calmness of the greens on the shutters of this house …

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a charming house with cottage appeal (image from Street View)

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We have a way to go before our cottage looks like the one above.  We have just installed our big front window and will finish the siding later this spring.  Our cottage started its life as a shed.  We intended to build something bigger, but as time went by, we realised –  it is the perfect size for us …

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our cottage/camp/cabin at the lake is under construction

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Best View: pots of flowers along a street in Saint-Xandré …

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Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

June 3, 2013 at 7:00 am

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