Saturday, February 19, 2011

In Pots

We have had a reprieve from winter weather. The last two days were down right balmy, with temperatures in the 60's. Really! We can see the  sidewalks again & the river is flowing again. It was heavenly. But apparently it was only a tease. Frigid temps are back today & projected for the week.

In light of this, I thought I would add a few more of my 
" in pots" series, in hopes of taking a bit of the chill out of the air.

And to serve as a reminder, that spring really is just around the corner.

 This house had so many lovely pots with an amazing assortment of plants & flowers.

  But, what could be more chic than this simple pot of  ivy elegantly placed before this medieval door with a modern twist.

The colors in this photo are almost garish in comparison.

I especially love the use of this ancient stone trough as a planter. In earlier times it was most probably used to water live stock.

These succulents  are lovely in this stone urn. 

And, here's one I could not resist. This sleepy cat roused himself, just long enough, to look me over, before going back to his nap in his flowerpot.

Last but not least, a bit of nostalgia, chez moi, with the blue pot to go with the shutters.


  1. This was a happy reminder that we do experience summer for a quarter of the year. Chez vous is particularly lovely! I'm struck by how much rich texture is in all of these scenes!

  2. I can practically smell to warm air...

  3. Yeah, that's it you really can smell the summer air. This winter seems particularly long and harsh so these pictures do provide some relief. Keep on truckin!

  4. every photo is a piece of art ,I would love to be sitting nearby with my watercolors and pad.

  5. Thanks everyone. I so appreciate you stopping by. It makes me happy to share these summer time photos. And, yes, liza, you are right, with all the old stone buildings, there really is so much rich texture everywhere.

  6. Hello Sally!
    I've been viewing your artwork,the amazing light of SW France really comes through in your paintings.
    I look forward to seeing more.

  7. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

  8. i like seeing others pottted garden like in your photos and learn from it.