One final post from Saint-Aignan for now: I'll be posting at my U.S. travels blog starting next week, if I can.
Yesterday I took the dog out for her afternoon walk. We wandered through the rows of vines and ended up out on the paved road that is the Route Touristique.
As we walked, I noticed a spot of bright red color off in the woods, maybe 30 yards/meters from the road. There wasn't much undergrowth right there, so we went to see what it was. It was strange, that's what it was.
I don't know who would have put these stuffed figures and the doll out in the woods, tied to trees, but the sign says: "I am Blondine, the fairy of the forest. Don't touch me. I will bring you happiness. Thank you." Well it almost says that, with one mistake in the "I will bring you happiness" part -- it says "I would bring you happiness." And they don't even really celebrate Halloween here!