Thursday, November 5, 2009

Images of Provence

Back from a wonderful long weekend in Provence.  
Here are a few photos you may enjoy.

Palais des Papes



Beautiful views of Mont Ventoux


The flower markets are always fabulous




Provencale tablecovers

       
Found this gorgeous hotel...Les Frênes Hostellerie


The lobby of Hotel La Mirande in Avignon


We took a spin over to Aix-en-Provence




I was so inspired by all the incredible colors and architecture I had to break out my paints.   Its been a long while since I had time to paint but I've been 
working feverishly ever since we returned home.  

  I was going to post a few of my attempts here but I think I need to get in some
more practice
The good news is I think I have the 'art bug' once again!


Put a Little Ooh La La in Your life!


23 comments:

Jhonny walker said...

These are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Pink Flower said...

Lovely photographs, love the collection and the shades of the flowers - especially the roses! Great blog you have and I look forward to reading more.

Paris Pastry said...

That hotel ... Les Frênes Hostellerie ... Gorgeous!!!

I might tour through Provence next summer for 3 weeks. Your photographs are getting me excited!

Blue Creek Home said...

I am so glad that you got your artistic mojo back!!! I can't wait to see.
Share soon!
The photos are just beautiful.
What a great trip.
Rhonda

Dragonfly said...

So lovely - glad it has left you feeling inspired too!! Happy painting :-)

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Oh my dear your blog is beautiful. Thanks so very much for sharing.
All the very best.

Bonjour Madame said...

I'm overwhelmed by the beauty. Thank you so much for sharing the photos.

silk purse said...

These photos are like "a breath of fresh air"!~ How utterly lovely they all are!..,I always enjoy and so appreciate your encouraging and uplifting comments my dear,"ooh la la" lady!

Yes I do sound cheerful; I am thankfully and delightfully choosing to focus on "what soever is of good report and of virtue, praise"; and all that is light and lovely amidst my sufferings these days and I am by God's grace finding it marvelously healing and uplifting!

~ Thanks for inquiring about how things are going?.., Of course visiting such exquisite blogs, such as yours my dear is good medicine at anytime for anyone who is priviledged to visit your exceptional blog; who wouldn't want to tour the city of lights with you, via your blog?!?

I can hardly wait to see what you'll post next!..,

Cheers, hugs and blessings from Silken Purse

silk purse said...

Oops, I meant to say; who wouldn't want to tour "Provence" with you, as opposed to "the city of lights".., Although I'm sure over time we can and will enjoy looking forward to both!..,

Also, I would love to see your paintings!~ Do share, mon cheri!..,

Jacqueline said...

Oh isn't Provence beautiful ?....I love France and, being from the U.K., it's easy to get to France for us. Can't wait to see your paintings......OOooo, and what a beautiful hotel. I wouldn't mind a few nights there !!!! XXXX

Blondie said...

wow...amazing photos. So gorgeous. Kori xoxo

The Daily Connoisseur said...

I've been to the Palais des Papes... I went on a tour and unfortunately the tour guide went a little too far into the history (the tour was like 3 hours!) but the building was amazing and the history, though long, was so rich! Enjoyed your pictures xo

French Charmed ~ Rochele said...

Bonjour! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely compliments! These photos are just beautiful. Oh I am sooo jealous! It has been since 1995 that I stepped on French ground. Planning a trip this next April to meet my daughter in Paris. Your pics will get me by until then! I will stop back often.
Merci, Rochele

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh that looks like such a wonderful place to visit, wow I wished I lived there. Thank you for sharing these images they were lovely to look at.

Blessings,
Heidi

Bonnie said...

Your pictures are so beautiful! Im so glad to hear you had a wonderful trip! It's great to hear you got the "art bug" back too, can't wait to see what you paint!

Natasha said...

I have just found your beautiful blog and am so happy! I am coming back soon to read all of your past posts!Merci!
Best wishes, Natasha.

Bleudelavande said...

Ooohhh tank you for your lovely comment to my post. so happy to receive it!
Your blog too is so beautiful, I adore Provence and one of my dream is to live there!!!! Tank you for sharing those pictures!!!
Have a nice weekend

Laura said...

Thanks for stopping by and I am so glad you did as now I am here visiting your lovely blog! Thank you for the tour....beautiful photographs and of course beautiful scenery! I will follow along and look forward to getting to know you better!
Take care, Laura

Obee Designs said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time in Provence, judging from the photos! They are so amazing!! The next time you go can you put me in your pocket or suitcase???

Thanks for the compliments on my blog.

I'll come visit you again soon. Good luck with the painting!!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh mon Dieu; vous êtes venue de mon pays préféré! I was in this part of France for 2 months and I was HOME. Lovely pictures and thank you as well for coming to visit with me, after such an inspiring visit to the fairy land of my dreams....Anita

Alison said...

Beautiful, the lobby shot is my kinda place! I would love to see your artwork, we're ready whenever you are! :) Really your blog is definitely one of the most romantic ones out there!

FILIGREE MOON said...

How beautiful! Thank you for visiting my blog for now I have found yours! I will so enjoy visiting again and seeing what you have to share from fabulous France! Best wishes ~ Angela

Madame Sucre said...

Gorgeous !!love the details ! thanks for sharing!!..

and you are nominated for a Kreative Blogger award over at my blog!!