Sunday, August 21, 2016

Bright Faces

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??

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A Lot of Reflections

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

Colors of Dawn

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...
cheery orange 
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 Whirlwind Week

A mistake, but one I kind of like!
Ireland, 2014
Ever have weeks that felt like this? A whirlwind of activity, too many things on the to-do list? Last week was like that. Doctor's appointment in Figeac, my visa renewal appointment in Cahors, groceries, the pharmacy, buying my vegetables at my neighbor's house, dinner at Laury's with friends, dinner at Jean's with those same friends, laundry, yard work. Whew! How did I find time to work before I retired?

This week, though, the calendar is blessedly least for now. Time to re-group, I think.