Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Monday, September 20, 2010

Palette of Provence....

The colours of Provence are like an artists palette
ochre, sienna, duck-egg blue, sunflower yellow
And different hues that I can't even describe, like the open shutter
in the pic above ~ does any one know the colour name ?
it's somewhere between green and blue~ just gorgeous!
In this little village I felt as if the walls were going to fall inward on me
I guess the word is implode ~ but no they have stood like this for hundreds of years

my little bedroom window opened out to greet the warm morning
Provencal sunshine
~Bonjour tout le monde ~
can anyone hear me ? no~ they have all disappeared ~ taken a stroll to
le petite boulangerie for some croissants!
C'est la Vie

We had the best little terrace for eating and sitting and chatting
and of course even on Les vacances
one must 'faire le lavage' - do the washing uggh!!
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22 comments:

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Pretty snaps, those colours are certainly dreamy. I love those shutters! I think it's a light mint green....

Fifi Flowers said...

oooh le sigh! your site makes me want to pack my bags and runaway to France!!!

Berit's fotoblogg. said...

Beautiful pictures.

Have a nice day.

Berit.

Arija said...

I get sand in my shoes just visiting here.
The colour you ask about, as far as I know, has no particular name but if you want to liken it to something in nature, it is the colour of the shallows around a tropical atoll.

"All things French" said...

Arija :Thank You ~ that's exactly the colour isn't it beautiful.

TK said...

and she says she can't write!!!! love this post, the colours, the views, the thoughts, the idea imbued into your piece....

Shell Sherree said...

Such beautiful colours and imagery, Dianne!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Dianne, those are simply the dreamiest colors ever. I think that the light is totally different in Provence -- perhaps that is because it is muted and reflected off these beautiful buildings.
xx
Genie

SoozNooz said...

ah yes - laundry - one thing that doesn't go away ...sigh.
I think the shutter might be gun metal grey is it? I think this is the one you mean. Not sure. i do love the palette also, perfect. x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

You could write a wonderful book with your amazing photos and all you have to show us.
Oh to be walking down the little road to buy a croissant for breakfast!
I had drapes once like the colour and I think it was called Moss green - don't know though?

Hugs
Carolyn

ParisBreakfasts said...

I WILL come back to Provence next May...
I hope..
I'm lining my Burnt-Sienna ducks up in a row..
LOVE the colors, the pigments, love EVERYTHING!
merci
carolg

bradley said...

When I opened your blog I felt like Alice in Wonderland. Magical places, amazing foto!!!

Kellie Collis said...

Wonderful spaces! Always nice to look at. Have a lovely day, Kellie xx

Tatieva, french artist said...

Hello et quel plaisir de découvrir la France sous un autre regard !
J'aime beaucoup ces ruelles de villages de Provence où il fait si chaud que même les chats se cachent dans les maisons... Il ne manque qu'un petit verre de pastis pour se rafraîchir...
Thank u !

Delana said...

Dianne, your photos are beautiful. I can't place the village either mais bien sûr....la vie est belle here in Provence!

Georgianna said...

Oh, yes, I've read so much about Provençal light – I can't wait to see it for myself. Coming here is always so rich and rewarding, Dianne – thank you for sharing all the beauty you have found. – g

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

You are so right.
An artist's palette, unique to Provence.
Lovely.

La Table De Nana said...

Que de belles photos!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I love these warm colours and have enjoyed seeing this through your eyes. I feel as if I am there with you, you have a wonderful way with words.
Re the shutter colour, it looks like India Green.
Enjoy your week.☺

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Congrats, Dianne! You were mentioned by Keith yesterday (Tuesday) in his Tuesday blog awards for this posting! Well deserved!
Genie

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I should have added....
Keith at "A Taste of Garlic" blog

Genie

Gunn said...

Wow, this looks so nice (and warm)
Love the colors!:)

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