A cool, rainy start yesterday. This morning it's cool and foggy, so these bright sunflower faces seem like a good way to bring a little sunshine into the weekend! They feel as if they're all crowding in closer anxious to have their photo taken. Sunflower selfies??
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
|The Lot River at Cajarc|
Reflections intrigue me. They make beautiful views doubly so.
They turn the world upside-down and
turn trees into Impressionist paintings.
Reflected sunlight through reflected leaves in a rock-lined pool. The colors of dawn linger.
And the odd duck...
stands guard over a garden of tomato plants! Really...who is he frightening away...marauding mallards??
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Two words came to mind yesterday as Lucie and I made our early morning walk...colors and reflections. So after breakfast and a few morning chores, we made our way towards Cajarc, this time with my camera in hand. We walked the loop around the village garden plots that line the river. Colors were plentiful! Like these dusty pink wildflowers framed by a brilliant, blue sky. Rose, purple, buttercup yellow, pear green...
iridescent turquoise and...
ripe tomato red!
But I found the colors of the dawn sky splashed across the old stone in the mariners' chapel. Soft golden orange, lemony yellow fading into pearlescent blue-gray and deep blue. All blessed by the holy water font on the wall.
Tomorrow: reflections and an odd duck.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
|A mistake, but one I kind of like!|
This week, though, the calendar is blessedly empty...at least for now. Time to re-group, I think.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
|Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe|
Paris June 2016
Her candles, though, flicker with subtle beauty and subdued hues of blue.
No matter how you see her...in vivid color or muted splendor, you feel blessed by Our Lady's presence here.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
|Inside the gates|
|On the terrace|
|A Protestant chapel|
One of the owners of the Chateau, Antoine Gourdon, converted to the Protestant faith and built this Calvinist chapel in the early 1600's.
After our tour we drove to Calvignac for a picnic lunch, then visited three of the ExoPlanet Lot art installations there. We finished our outing with the cold drink at La Terrasse Romantique restaurant which overlooks the Lot River valley. Thanks, Mandy, for using your lovely French to persuade the proprietor to seat us! And thanks, Anita, for arranging a great day out! I think we have the best writing group in the world.
Here's a drone's eye view of the Chateau. It couldn't be lovelier...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
|Jade conferring with the sculptor|
The other cave was set up for a shadow puppet performance.
We were entertained in the cool darkness by a delightful story of wild animals, a magic tortoise, a talking tree and a bumbling hero who discovers his true love atop a mountain.