Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Western Light


 Hello from our evening walk.
 It's 8:30 and the sun is still glorious. Hard to believe that in order to beat the sunset we take this same walk at 4:30 in the winter.



 Like these sunflowers we face east for the beginning of our walk.
As we return the sunflowers add even more warmth to the western light as we finish up around 9 p.m.!






Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Gardener's Dream

Here is another side to the three beautiful gardens that we visited last week. There seems to be a common dream of every gardener......
Yep, all these resting spots in just three gardens!




 


















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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Sprinkle of Gardens in the Midi-Pyrenees, France


This past weekend was the 13th year for Open Garden day in France.  rendez-vous aux jardins.fr.
Yes, the entire country participates on the same weekend. Planning an outing is made easy with booklets and a beautiful web-site for each of the regions. Add in a little patience as the gardens often seem to be in the middle of nowhere, but what a way to pass through new countryside. Every stop will prove to be worth the adventure for one reason or another.

This year Tom and I headed south to the Midi-Pyrenees region. Our goal was 4 gardens Saturday and 3 on the return Sunday. We ended up making 3 and 3 as each garden was so spectacular in it's own individual way and time just ran out.

I apologize that these photos do not give justice to any of the gardens. There was no way to capture the spirits of the gardens with my little instant camera and the glaring mid-day sun didn't do anything to help.

My suggestion would be to check out all that was offered this year and put the weekend on your calendar for next year. Most of the gardens are ones that are normally open to the public, but by finding your way to one or two private gardens this will turn into a magical experience not to be missed by avid gardener's- well anyone that loves a good ramble.
rendez-vous aux jardins.fr.


La Romieu     www.jardinsdecoursiana.com



 







Roques     Jardin de Nancy







Lasseube-Propre     Le Jardin d'Enteoulet     www.lejardindenteoulet.kazeo.com









 






 


 
Flowers for another purpose......

Other ways to travel around and spend money......

Homps     Jardin de Jeanne