Elegance is a word I always think of as I walk around the streets of Aix-en-Provence. It is a city full of gorgeous architecture, many fountains and shopping galore.
I can tell that Autumn is here when I start seeing mushrooms for sale. One vendor in Aix always has a great variety.
In the summer, to keep the house cooler, I close the shutters on the south side of the house most of the way, waiting until 5 PM or so before I open them. If it get really hot, I will turn on the air conditioner for a few hours. We are really happy with how fresh and cool our house stays.
Seen every morning in the clover down the hill from our house:
Not a great photo but I think you can see “his” long legs-what we would call a jack rabbit in the States, so named because they had long ears like a jack ass. He’s really huge, almost 2 feet high if you count his ears.
A posting done and saved before I left for the States. I am sending this from beautiful Lake Placid and staying in a hotel overlooking Mirror Lake. It’s a gorgeous area. I am trying to keep up with everyone’s blogs but for some reason am unable to leave comments using my husband’s computer.
Posts on life in France while I’m in the States. At the moment I am in Rhinebeck, New York, a delightful little town. We spent the night at the Beekman Arms, the oldest continually operating hotel in America. We made a quick trip to Rhinecliff last night to watch a spectacular sunset and have dinner at a place on the Hudson River. Perfect weather too.
The Melon Kid
I don’t know if my 3 year old grandson loves anything more than melons. He calls them canteloops and any time I talk to him on the phone he mentions them. The last time he and his family visited I had a big bowl all cut up ready to go and he started in on them immediately. The melons of Cavaillon in Provence are famous for their sweet taste and I think that’s why he always wants them when here. I’m going to have to find something else to feed him and his brothers when winter comes.