Saturday, January 12, 2008
Looking Up in Rodez
Sometimes I feel almost sick when I think that I lived in France for over fifteen years before learning to look up.
When I started La France Profonde, my goal was to share the beauties of Aveyron with...I was going to say my readers. But as I've said many times, I didn't imagine there would be any readers.
Now when I post, I know someone is out there. I have blogging friends and La France Profonde is a significant part of my life. And I have so many photos that the blogging process is, at times, paralyzing.
So my bloggy resolution for FP in 2008 is to get through my overflowing "Mes Images/France Profonde" file and share more of my pics.
Oops, this one looks like it slipped in from Pau or Biarritz:
Actually not. It's another glance up from the town center of Rodez. You really never know what you will find there.
As time goes on, I wonder if I will ever get out onto the aveyronnais backroads on the pastoral photo shoots I imagined when I started this blog. For the moment, my husband overwhelms me with visions of the aveyronnais countryside that few tourists will ever see.
And I keep snapping shots of Rodez dans tous ses états...
It's a logical division of labor. Thierry drives all over the aveyronnais countryside to work with farmers; I commute daily to la capitale, as some rural dwellers still call Rodez, to teach in a business school.
City rat, country rat? We have both sides covered.