Friday, November 7, 2014


From a mid-autumn stroll in the Arboretum de Chèvreloup, at Rocquencourt. Maintained by the National Musuem of Natural History, the 195-hectare arboretum borders the grounds of the Château de Versailles.

Celui qui a peur des feuilles, ne doit pas aller aux bois.  He who is afraid of leaves should not go into the woods. This French proverb means that you should not engage in a project or enterprise if you are afraid to pay the costs. 

une feuillle d'érable:  a maple leaf
lie-de-vin:  wine-colored
bordeaux:  when used as an adjective, burgundy-colored
brique: when used as an adjective, brick-red

For more on autumn, click here.

©2014 P.B. Lecron

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