Saint Avit

Yesterday we went to Saint Avit, an 11th century church ruin, for some afternoon drawing and painting. It is very hot and the cool forest around this historic site seemed to be a nice place to be.

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We visited here a few times two years ago and love it. The plays around and through the church remains for interesting effects.

Since the rains came the ceps, boletus edulis, have been sprouting throughout the forest. These tasty mushrooms are called porcini as well. The area around Saint Avit was posted for no collection of mushrooms or snails, but I did spot this specimen next to our car.

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Sally made ceps for us for dinner as well thanks to the generosity of her neighbors who have been collecting them this week. Very good!


About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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1 Response to Saint Avit

  1. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    Yes, indeed the cèpes are delicacies and you guys have hit the jackpot; this is the time of year for feasting on them. Lucky you.

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