Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Summer time in Brittany

Things grew in the potager ~ then the weather got too hot and all the lettuce bolted and went to seed!

Fireworks illuminated the sky ~ Moules Frites evening ~  Le quatorze juillet ~

I got bored with geraniums ~ 

We had a few wild storms / orage  and some red sky at night!

I hope you are all having a great summer ~
 En été, la chaleur est parfois insoutenable?? ~   In summer, the heat is sometimes unbearable?? 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Summer light ~

There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.  ~Edith Wharton

Summer light ~

Summer light ~

There are two ways ~ Il ya deux façons

Saturday, June 1, 2013

So soon it became June ~

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.  ~Gertrude Jekyll

Everyday beauty ~ in the forest ~

Everyday beauty in the garden ~

Everyday beauty ~ above your head 

Every child must learn how to read. ~ Chaque enfant doit apprendre à lire.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sweet April showers do bring May flowers ~ Thomas Tusser

Word of the day ~ averse = light rain or shower

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Quote of the day ~ A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.  ~A.A. Milne

Word of the day  ~  Swirl (move in a circle) = tourbillonner

January Image ~ frozen lake

Thought of the day, I was not meant to be thin!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Slippery weather!

Quote of the day ~ Winter came down to our home one night ~Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow~ And we, we were children once again ~ ~Bill Morgan, Jr.

Word of the day Slippers = pantoufles

January Image

Thought for the day
Will I get the car out of the garden any time soon....

Question  ... What colour are your slippers?.....mine are red :-)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday's post

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.  ~Lord Byron

Word of the day warmer

Getting warmer (to guess: closer) tu chauffes

January Image flaky old white door

Thought for the day

Will sending mail by post become a thing of the past?

I hope it is warm where you are, since it is snowing here!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A little piece of blue ~

Quote of the day ~Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. ~ Orison Swett Marden

Word of the day cloud
Clouds of all kinds/types =  Nuages en tout genre.

January Image clouds over the ~ Baie du Mont Saint Michel

Wishing you Blue skies ~

Monday, January 14, 2013


Quote of the day It's too early I never eat December snowflakes.   I always wait until January. ~ Charlie Brown

Word of the day Last ~ What was the last book that you read?                  Quel est le dernier livre que tu as lu ?

January image Into the light ~

At last it is trying to snow!

So what was the last book that you read?... I am reading Thumbelina in English and in French Poucette.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Busy doing nothing?

Quote of the day ~ Here, on the river's verge, I could be busy for months without changing my place, simply leaning a little more to right or left.  ~ Paul Cezanne

Word of the day Row  (propel a vessel) nautique                = ramer

January Image ~ 

Thought of the day ~ That quote makes me want to go and find a river bank~