Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Maison Rose ......

 
  
 
I love this quaint little cafĂ©
located along the cobbled-stoned lanes
in the old village of Montmartre
 


 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Beach at Low Tide ...... .......


 
Soft grey skies over St Malo in Brittany
looking across the long sandy Grande Plage
 towards the wonderful old walled citadel.
 
Lots of room for skipping stones on this beach!
 
 
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Monday, October 13, 2014

On My Way To The Shops ......



Lanvallay  .....  a delightful village in the west of France


I walked this road many times ... down the hill
with wonderful views across the valley
Fortunately there were pretty little benches
along the roadside ... places to pause and savour the vistas.
 


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Monday, October 6, 2014

Morning Walk in Normandy .......



The laneways of a Village in Normandy
were almost deserted as I headed down to search out
a little artisan boulangerie.

All I needed to do was
to follow my nose


 Rosa Banksia Lutea
     draping itself across this wonderful old barn 


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Postcard from France ........


 
Memories of days spent meandering the historic
Aquitaine region of south-west France
with it's postcard views round every corner.
 
 
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beurre Bosc Pears ......


 
Is there anything more French than beautiful
beurre-bosc pears
 
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I have noted them in still life paintings
through-out the centuries
 They always sit so well and those little crinkly rustic stems
must be an artists delight
 

 
Just for your interest
the Beurre means buttery and
 Bosc is the name of a French Naturalist 
L. Bosc d"Antic
 
 
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Friday, September 19, 2014

The Luberon .........


~   Looking out from the hilltop village of Crillon-le-Brave   ~
 
Soft blue clouds gather over the delightful
 Luberon area in Provence
 
 
 
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Coffee Break ........


 
What better place to take a coffee break
than in the delightful Tuilleries Gardens
right in the middle of Paris
 

 
 
 
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Autumn Skies over La Seine .......


~   Pont Neuf   River Seine   ~
 
Paris is at it's prettiest
dressed in her Autumn finery
 

 
 
 
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Blue Shutters - Lace Curtains ........

 
spotted in a village in Brittany   ~
 
Nothing is prettier than the wonderful faded and paint-peeled shutters
in French villages ... I hope no one ever decides to sand and repaint
it would diminish there quaint rustic character
 
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Something in me wants to lift that planter box
and plant afresh with little white trailing daisies
with just a touch of soft dusty pink
 
 
 
 
 
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