Tuesday, June 24, 2008

FRANCE...





I kept getting annoyed with myself because my photos couldn't do it justice. The best light was at about 10.15pm - as it was midsummer; but my camera couldn't capture that. Some of the most magical things we saw were as we drove along - seen, then gone. In the end I stopped taking my camera out because fumbling for it and trying to get a shot was interfering with my eyes taking everything in.



It was about 10.15pm when we arrived on Thursday and as we wound along through a forest we saw orange slugs and a fox cub looked right at us. Through small stone villages then winding through wheat and rape fields, the sky was shaded from pink to lilac, still light enough to see every detail. Two cats lurked at the edge of a field, miles away from the nearest farm and a little rabbit hopped along.

16 comments:

lazydisco said...

ooh where is that? it just makes me long for hot summer holidays in the south of france now...

Lola Is Beauty said...
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Lola Is Beauty said...

Burgundy, not far from Tonnerre and Chablis. Beautiful - and good wine!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous. just gorgeous. just after i read the title (France) i saw the next photo and let out a sigh....
nancy

Anonymous said...

THAT'S exactly the kind of place where I intend to spend my summer holidays next year.
Can't wait to have all the details from you... :)
xox
Mia

Iheartfashion said...

Looks beautiful!
Great photos.

ruth-anne said...

love your top image. looks so beautiful.

coquette said...

AWWWWW! Just. everything.

Anonymous said...

which camera do you have btw? it takes pretty decent photos. i'm in need of a new one, so i'm doing my research. thanks.

Lola Is Beauty said...

it's a few years old, just a point and shoot, but it's a Panasonic Lumix FX7 with a Leica lens. I'm sure there's an updated version but it's the lens that makes it good. It also has a really big screen that takes up almost the whole back. I've been really happy with it - it takes great pics in natural light.

stacy said...

Where is that house. I would love to be sitting in the black chair.

maitresse said...

beautiful. where did you stay? looks relais & chateaux-y.

Lola Is Beauty said...

We stayed with my friend's godfather near Chaource. Yes, he actually LIVES on that beautiful old farm...

maitresse said...

jalouse!!!!

Little Nutbrown Hare said...

Still pretty, especially the first photo.

la femme said...

absolutely perfect.