Final Visit to Montcabrier

As promised this is the post of our Halloween visit with Sally at Atelier de la Rose in Montcabrier. We left Collioure in sunshine on Halloween morning and had a pleasant drive through the hills and mountains of southwest France. Sally was tending to the last of her tomato plants when we arrived much earlier than planned. We decided to take a walk around this familiar village.

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Next we left the village and walked up the road to the cemetery. This has been a holiday week in France with children out of school and families traveling back to home towns. The week ends with All Saint’s Day, a time to honor your ancestors by decorating their graves with flowers. It is colorful and moving.

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This was Halloween so one might expect some carved pumpkins. Sally carved one to greet the village’s children as they came by for sweets.

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The families organized a group event for the trick or treating. The children and parents gathered at the church then came house to house. Children’s voices bubbled through the village.

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Finally the sun set.

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Then it was time to say goodbye to Halloween until next year.

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On November 1 we returned to Paris. However, that story will have to wait for my next post.


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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2 Responses to Final Visit to Montcabrier

  1. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    Oh dear, oh dear, you look like one of the commandos we saw exercising in Collioure; I did not know you had become such a staunch militarist!

  2. gwpj says:

    Mon dieu, Paul, you do look the fine fellow with your new beret. 🙂

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