Â My life isn’t all lavender and sunflowers. Somedays all I do is garden, pull weeds, pick snails off of plants, cook and eat–that’s it. But I do have a few photos to share.
One of my favorite views in Aix of the clock tower
Â A view of the top of the fountain in the rotund of Aix
Â By the way, I have learned two new French words. I want to get some matting for framing photos. We were in a photography shop in Aix and there was a framed photo with matting on the wall. I asked Maurice if he would ask the salesman if they sold them. Neither Maurice or the salesman knew what I was talking about. Maurice had no idea what matting was. I get really frustrated when French people look at me with no idea of what I am talking about. I kept pointing at it and making motions with my hands trying to tell them what I wanted. Finally it sunk in and the salesman told me that it was a passe partout which basically means a passkey that will open all doors which seems really strange to me. Another lady told me that mattingÂ is usually called a Marie Louise although she didn’t know why. Because my frustration level got so high and it took so long to finally get someone to understand what I was asking about, it is yet another word/phrase that is now burned into my brain, rather like ovules and champigons. Sigh.
The sky from my backyard as the sun set