We started today the first of our Christmas shopping expeditions. Amazingly enough it was so sunny and warm that we got the summer snapshot feeling. Doña B was glad she could leave winter dresses home.
The countryside around the castle of Wynendaele is very popular with cyclists and strollers. The landscape may not be very impressive, nor are the farms old and medieval, but the cornfields and meadows on the hillslopes, the copses here and there, and the ancient avenues bordered with knotted willow and linden trees are a real pleasure for the eyes. Before entering the silence of the Wynendaele forest I saw a farmer and his wife harvesting cauliflower. What can be a better treat after an autumn walk then a good cup of cauliflower soup!
Yesterday we went to Bruges to do some serious window shopping. As Saterday is market day in Bruges there was a nice opportunity to take some colorful pictures. This mama and her daughter made a great photo!