Monday, 21 October 2013

A beautiful village in France

Hello dear friends
we have had two beautifully warm and sunny
Spring days in a row - long may it continue!

It's Monday so I'm joining
Mary for her party

 I'm taking you back to France
to wander with me through one of
the top most beautiful villages there called
(Noyers-sur Serein)
in Burgundy.

It was one of those languid days
we all remember from our childhood....
hot and sunny with bees buzzing about the flowers
collecting  nectar....
the kind of day you wish would never end!

This walk was a feast of photo opportunities,
from the beautiful old 14th century buildings
to charming little gardens
and some unexpected touches in between
as  there always are in these villages.

We were escorted for part of our walk
by this friendly little cat
much to the delight of my

I'm looking everywhere for a basket like this
to hang in my courtyard!

and of course I fell in love with this cute little Renault
and wanted to bring it home with me!

Please pop over to Mary's
she is a very accomplished photographer,
it's her business as well as her hobby.

Thank you for popping in here and leaving 
your sweet comments!

Merci à bientôt!




  1. I love France - even though I have only visited once - but I remember fondly the days spent with our French friends in southern France.
    So thank you for your post. I must dig out my basket that looks a bit like this one and put in some potted colour.
    Have a wonderful week. I am joining you through Mosaic Monday.

  2. How lovely to see my adopted country featured in your post, I wish the weather was as nice now as it is in your photographs!
    Happy MM.

  3. Seeing your sunny photos and reading your description of a walk in the Summer sunshine through a beautiful French village was very cheering on this dull, wet day here in England. The basket of
    plants is very pretty.

  4. Hi Shane, what kind of magical images of France!
    While I'm at home in the neighboring country, I know of a journey through France only!
    When I see your pictures, I can understand that you travel around the world in this beautiful country!

  5. I have to say the blue Renault in the center of the mosaic finished it off perfectly. That blue caught my eye immediately. genie

  6. Shane,

    So well said! Yes, there is always something sweet and unexpected in the tiniest of villages in France, but also here on Crete, and I'm sure in every little village on the planet! Beautiful mosaic! Is that wonderful building a private home or some kind of establishment? And, that Renault is a SMART car, indeed; love the colour!

    Thanks for sharing all the loveliness of la belle France!


  7. I have never been to France but always wish too. Your photos are gorgeous, and the mosaic is pretty!

  8. I felt as if I were there with you on that sultry summer day, Shane. Wonderful photos. Today is now cloudy and 6 Celsius so far. It will go up to 12 and we may get more sunshine later. Chilly!! Blessings, Pamela

  9. Oh how lovely to be whisked away to France on a summer's day! Sweet basket...hope you find one. Cute little calico kitty, too. No wonder your granddaughters enjoyed the company.

  10. Such lovely photos. I love the flowers in the baskets. Our weather is cooler now which is a blessing. Hope you have a great week. Tammy

  11. Lovely photos, Shane. I'm sure they fill your heart with some endearing memories.

  12. A magical walk! How I'd love to walk it myself...your pictures are the next. Best thing!

  13. Beautiful photos. I felt like I was tagging along.

  14. That color blue is so quintessentially French. I love it. Love the walk, the flowers, the basket!

  15. Beautiful post! I love the basket of flowers.

  16. Between your beautiful photos Shane & my sons photos, it makes me so wish to go visit France :-) Your mosaics are always so lovely. I have seen those half-round baskets about in the past, I am sure you will come across one in your travels. Julie x0x

  17. Dear Shane ,
    you have had a beautiful walk with your granddaughters through this cozy village , with the beautiful flower basket ,-and lovely greens growing everywhere ! And ofcourse they so enjoyed that sweet little cat, following you .
    Your collage looks so wonderful, dear.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  18. Enjoyed seeing your photos and visiting another part of the world.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.
    Bought the wagon several years ago at a craft supply store for very little as was on sale.
    Have a great week.

  19. You took uso. A beautiful walk. I almost can smell the flowers and feel the warmth of the old stones. The cat running. Must have been a very special day with your family.

    Love and hugs Yvonne

  20. I always love a visit to France, even with a cat walking along with us. The basket, I use to have one similar to that one. I used it for a mailbox and loved it.

  21. Hi Shane, I love the pretty building with the beautiful windows and shutters. So charming. The flower basket is very pretty. It must be decades ago that I've seen a Renault R4. How cute!
    Have a lovely week!

  22. Blissful post - everything in France is so elegant, pretty or both!

  23. Such a scenic place dear Shane . I really love reading your posts. They are so colorful and positive . Have a lovely week ahead :)

  24. Such beautiful photos; I can see why you love it there.

  25. I'm so glad you posted these photos of Burgundy. As you may know, my current post is on the wines of Burgundy, so now I have a visual idea of what it really looks like! And they are beautifully done photos as well!

  26. That's a village i would LOVE to see for myself! Lovely tour.

  27. These are such lovely scenes!

  28. Beautiful photos, Shane! I like the shuttered windows--they remind me of Italy.



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