Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rambling around Provence.....

I found a lot of these pretty door canopies
in Provence~ they add such a touch of elegance to the
lovely golden stone buildings

Now I don't know if this is yoga or something similar, but
on rounding a little path in sleepy "Le Barroux"
I came across a bevvy of legs
no one spoke, all was ever so quiet.
How very peaceful!

more steps!!

at the side in the hedge a lovely lady
poked her head out and said Bonjour.
She was happily working in her kitchen garden
surrounded by beaucoup d'herbes et legumes .
I felt as if I had stepped into a story book
with the lovely soft provencal sun warming my face
and listening to the melodious spoken french
as this sweet lady described to me
her treasured plants.
les carrottes sauvages~ les tomates~ L'oignon
and every-where the sweet and aromatic
French tarragon!

Apricot or fig tart??
at "La Maison D'Eugene"
in Le Barroux
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La Table De Nana said...

So nice to visit France from my little chair here in the evening~

It does look like yoga..I have recently taken it up again..How I would love to do it there..I must mention to the teachers the beauty of this outdoor yoga..It may take months here now...But lovely!

I met a lady in Ménèrbes..much like you describe..I loved her on the spot..she was in her late 60's living in a beautiful spot at the had been her parents home..their parents home..their parents home.. and so on~

Shell Sherree said...

Those canopies are gorgeous and ever so practical, too! I love yoga, so doing some in France would be special.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love those "marquises" above the doors...we are planning on having two above our doors at correze where we are restoring the house. They add such charm and as you say, beautiful elegance to the old stone. Eh oui, a slice of apricot tart would be lovely, thank you...and un café...merci!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Provence is calling me .. I make just have to go next summer or spring I do not mind. I will have apricot tart and un cafe sil vous plait :-)

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

ooops I made a mistake .. that should be "might" instead of "make"

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

How lovely that sounds, as though you stepped into a "story book". I do believe you when I see this pictures - the everending steps, the green framed foliage and the yummy food - picture perfect


Tu me donnes bien envie d'aller déguster une de ces merveilleuses tartes à la Maison d'Eugène, bonne table de Provence où tu as dû passer d'excellents moments.
Très cordialement,


Bravo pour les photos

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

A wonderful post and photos again today.
Oh yes, to be doing Yoga outdoors in a pretty place like that with your friends would be great.
Love the story book village and that yummy looking tart.

Happy Tuesday

Carolyn said...

Hi Dianne,
It is so beautiful- I might even want to do yoga there!

Thank you for your vote of confidence on my new dining look today.


Cezar and Léia said...

Oh gosh, I'm envious here, I would love to visit there...hmmm someday I hope so! :)
Your first picture is outstanding, so beautiful house and composition!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

What an eye you have for the unexpected, and a camera ready for the shot!! Maybe someone has fallen heads-over-heels in love with Provence like we have!


Georgianna said...

Pure delight, Dianne! Lovely, lovely light, as you say. I can't wait to see it myself. Wishing you a wonderful week. – g

Delana said...

Dianna, that tart looks to die for! You shouldn't post photos like that. I'm now probably going to spend the evening trying to figure out how to make that rather than writing my French paper. I curse you!

Love, love, love the yoga photos.

chateaudelille said...

Such a fun post!Loved the awning. I could use a few of those. I am going to have such fun following your blog as i love all things french also.Fiona

bayside gardener said...

Hi Dianne,
Have just found your blog.
Love the fact that your an Aussie obsessed by all things French too. I'm a francophile from Melbourne.
Looking forward to following your posts.

Passione Helena said...

I love France .. I like to come back for the beautiful pictures on your blog.

Dear greetings,


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