Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Golden Days in Provence ....



 golden banksia roses drooping along this wonderful golden stone archway
in the pretty village of lourmarin



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Sunday, October 23, 2016

no blue without orange ....




Faded and worn blue shutters fit beautifully upon burnished orange stone walls
 in the perfume capital of the world  - Grasse




As Vincent Van Gogh once said
"There is no blue without orange and without yellow"
I think he was right !!





Friday, September 16, 2016

Reflections in Place Massena .......



 ~   Place Massena  -  Nice France  ~

reflections everywhere in this beautiful area
where people from all over the world come
to take -  and be photographed




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Monday, August 29, 2016

Lichen and Roses ...........


Verdun - Normandie

spotted along the lane beside one of our many B & B stopovers in rural France
such a pretty corner of the world








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Monday, August 15, 2016

Meandering the backroads of The Luberon ......



 The Luberon area of Provence was made famous by
Peter Mayle's books -  "A Year in Provence" and "A Good Year"

It's just as depicted with clusters of quaint hilltop villages
ideal for walking - or cycling to and from 
or getting absolutely lost amid the vineyards and beaten tracks
of this wonderful area of the world




gold - lavender and of course in summer
red from the open fields of poppies
which stretch as far as the eyes can see
I loved it all 









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Friday, August 12, 2016

Amalfi Coast .......



Early morning  driving south along the beautiful Amalfi Coast
where most of the way we could see nothing but blue!!
blue skies - nothing but blue skies - as the song goes.

The only division between sea and sky was a border of heavy fog
softly dividing the two elements


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Monday, August 8, 2016

City of Light City of Love .......



City of Light - City of Love
Paris is always a good idea !














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Monday, June 13, 2016

fossicking around in the flea market ......



If you love foraging around in flea markets
you would love this wonderful old place
known to the French as " Les Puces de St-Ouen"
It was featured in the film "Midnight in Paris"
and I SO loved my visit there



a wealth of bric-a-brac
objet d'art - paintings framed in gorgeous
gold antique surrounds - old books - letters - buttons
The stall holders were more than happy
to let me photograph their wares
which of course  - made my day !!










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