Posts Tagged ‘FRANCE 2014-15’

Spring Break in Italy

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

We’ve all been working hard on painting and schoolwork and so decided to take a spring vacation along with the French.

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Today

Friday, March 20th, 2015

When we received this gift two weeks ago, it happened to be the first day that actually smelled like spring, despite the wind rattling the shutters and the fire burning in the fireplace. 

Here is a Billy Collins poem to go with the sketch (which is a detail from March 3rd’s post). Happy First Day of Spring, everyone in the Northern Hemisphere.

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If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze

that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house

and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,

a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies

seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking

a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table,

releasing the inhabitants
from their snow-covered cottage

so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting

into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.

 
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Lynn and Donald

Primroses and Shellfish

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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Château Margon

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

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Wine and Art

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

2.10Wine&Art

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Susan

 

Ancient Treasures from the Sea

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Gaulish, Greek, and Roman civilizations intersected in this region, as we were reminded on a rainy Sunday spent among their sculpture, tools, and pottery, rescued by 20th-century divers from two-thousand-year-old Mediterranean shipwrecks, and now installed in the stunning Musée de l’Éphèbe in Cap d’Agde.

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Matthew

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Atalante

 

Welcome

Friday, February 6th, 2015

2.6CrepeWelcome

Living in Gabian

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

We’re all back in school.

2.4GabianLife 

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Anna

Snow—in the South of France?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

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Jour de la Marmotte

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

That is, Groundhog Day.

2.2.15GroundhogDay 

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Roshan

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