First, a few minutes after arrival we noticed that again we had visitors on our property who thought it necessary to destroy and steal things.
The second very disappointing thing is that all the flower meadows in/around the village are gone including 'my' wild butterfly meadow. Of course it is not my meadow but for years I visited this meadow (see this blog banner) mid June and photographed a lot of Marbled Whites, Black-veined Whites, Heath Fritillaries, Swallowtails and a lot more butterfly and dragonfly species....see my chapter Butterflies in the Vosges.
In August 2022 I noticed grazing 'chevaux' in the meadow and feared that also this piece of land had changed the owner....I guess it did like most of the other flower meadows in/around the village. They are no longer flower meadows but in use for some 'cheveaux' and mowed during the butterfly season.
Bye bye wild flower meadow :-(.
Since August 2017 I'm the owner of Maison Bonheur, an old farmhouse in the Vosges. Because of its location in the forest/nature the possibilities for nature/peace/relaxing lovers are limitless.