A late celebration of Spring


It seems a little late to celebrate a season that will be over in a matter of days, but I found some photos of my first picnic of the year and thought I would share them with you.

I had been visiting my friend Corrine at her lovely chateau the afternoon before and came back with a few of her delicious eggs (free range obviously). We’d even been chased by her geese on our way back from the chicken coop at the end of the garden. If one should ever think one is too insignificant or too small to make a difference in this world or impose their views upon others, they should spend some time with geese. These bitches are fierce I tell you!

I do love to visit Corrine. Beyond the stately house, what I like most is the atmosphere her and her partner André have managed to create there. The way each room welcomes you and the sunsets alike. The way cats and dogs play and lay… Every little thing, from object to host inspires calm and instills well-being.

Anyway, over easy eggs, fresh salad and some cherry tomatoes, a blanket and a lawn… red wine and primroses everywhere… The perfect picnic!

My French heaven indeed.

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Corinne Dray says:

    j’adore ta sensibilité.Grosses bises de Tommy,Pataud,Zorro,the geese and Leon ou new host the peacock!

  2. Heaven indeed! So beautiful-really brightened up my morning x

  3. Just found your blog quite by chance and I am so glad I did, another person who enjoys the real France and all it has to offer, sometimes it really is the most simple things in life that can bring the most pleasure, something that France is showing our children 🙂

  4. Fresh spring food, pets, art, architecture, a cute pig thrown in, all amazing! Definitely Your French Heaven!

  5. juliabarrett says:

    I’ve been traveling and busy and stressed, but your photos make it all better! Wow. Thanks.

  6. Such gorgeous photos. I always sigh wistfully when I’m looking at your blog 🙂

  7. you can make anything look stunning my friend!

  8. Farmgirl says:

    My kind of picnic indeed. I love traveling with you, my friend, even if it is through a screen half way around the world. I am always excited when you post. You are my mini-vacation, my inspiration, my morning muse. Thank you for sharing another delightful field trip!

  9. marianne says:

    Charming photos!- The salad & the wine look delicious & the perfect suppliment to a spring day as well – I really enjoy your blog 🙂

  10. Wonderful atmospheric pictures and a grand picnic, makes me want to pack the hamper immediately.

  11. Eha says:

    Beautiful home, lovely food and wine . . . but my eyes smile at the four-legged friends caught by the camera lens . . .

  12. Sandra says:

    Lovely photos, made me feel relaxed.

  13. Out of Spain… back in France… so if you’re ever lost between Toulouse and Carcassone, you’re welcomed to come to lunch chez moi 🙂
    the blogger formerly know as the Pink Agendist

  14. Becky Ellis says:

    Lovely photos, thank you for sharing!

  15. BJ Ralston says:

    Seeing mail from you always brings a smile to my life. Thank you!

  16. Gorgeous photos! I love your posts 🙂

  17. Clanmother says:

    You always make my day pure sunshine!!! Spectacular photography❤️💛❤️

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