Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Saying Adieu

I have had a lovely four months in France & now it is time to say farewell. I will miss the sun baked facades of the old buildings. I will miss the windows with their shutters & flower boxes.

I will miss the beautiful gifts given to me by neighbors from their gardens, each offering resembling an impressionist still life. Below are bowls of late apricots & fresh almonds from a friends trees.

Oh, I will miss the wonderful artisanal breads. Pain aux noix is one of my favorites.

I will miss the countryside, the eternal landscape of green fields dotted with aging pigeonnais .

I will miss the simple way of life, the gardens, the simple act of cultivation. Below my neighbor harvests his grapes.

I will miss the meandering side streets & alleyways.....

......the flowers.....

..... & of course the Sunday market.

I will miss my village, my friends & neighbors & not least of all, my little house.

But it is time to go. France I bid you adieu.


  1. I'm sad for you...but I'm sure you're happy to see your family again, right ? More than 8 months to wait and you come back here!
    à bientôt !

  2. It is sad, but you will be able to go back home with beautiful memories in your mind.
    Take care,Sally.


  3. I'll miss all your lovely photos and experiences in France, but I'll hope for a better internet connection when you go back next year! Bon Voyage and enjoy your reunion with your grandchildren. I'm glad you'll be back in the States so I can send you a package.

  4. oh bread...
    see you next year then ;)

  5. totally beautiful life. i will miss the
    same thing as you do, my favorite artisan bread, charming windows, simple way of harvesting in the grape garden...
    what you saw through your expereience, i will remember that too. thanks sally.

  6. And I will miss your beautiful French posts.
    Thank you so much for sharing your summer in this lovely part of France.
    Have a pleasant journey home.