Category Archives: Everyday Beauty
The other day I was making a Greek Salad and thought a yellow pepper would add sweetness and zesty colour to the mix, so I sliced one open. To my surprise I found a “heart” shape amongst the seeds – can you see it? Actually I think this is a sort of neat shot with the light illuminating the spherical spaces from behind, adding another dimension to the “heart” imagery. Have you ever come across a fun coincidence with food? Let me know!
It was a really lovely summer morning and since it was my day off from work, I got into the car and drove to Hautefort to visit my favorite “brocante” (antique shop) lady, Isabelle, to see if she had any items I couldn’t live without.
I had forgotten she only opened at 11 am, so I had 20 minutes to walk around the village. The main highlight of Hautefort is its’ “Musée de la Médecine”, a 17th Century hospice which has become a museum showing not only the typical activities of the hospice, but various medical instruments spanning the decades. Rather quirky.
In anycase, what I also discovered was the medicinal plant and herb garden hidden behind the hospice. I like these slate roof tiles which have be repurposed as plant markers – something to note for the day I have my own herb garden. How do you mark your herbs and plants? Any other clever ideas?
Summer in France brings out little details which I just love! A simple nail in the wall of a village house goes unnoticed all winter long, yet it’s with the warm weather that the home owners arrive and fancy up the place.
Nothing complicated or contrived – just a hanging pot of flowers. Pretty : )
Perhaps an image which evokes more the New Year than just some Tuesday in the middle of summer, but I felt like posting it to remind me that time heals all.
A lovely summer day here in the Dordogne, Enjoy yours!
Several days ago I was in Sarlat and my eye caught sight of this cool black door. It was not lacquered and shiny black, but rather matte. What I liked was that even in daylight it almost looked like a “natural” black and white image, I did not need to convert to B&W, just left it as is.
Enjoy your day – I know I will!