Posts Tagged ‘France’

for Six Word Saturday, Squares: trees, and Life in Colour: blue

*Tree and a blue French sky

Early this morning we’ll be on our way to Wyoming for a very welcome vacation, so I’ll be taking a hiatus for several weeks. The break’s due to two factors: taking time to enjoy time off and the fact that we have no internet while there. I can get email and check online a bit but I won’t be posting or looking at posts. You’ll of course read and see all about it when I get back. In the meantime, thanks for being there and enjoy your time while I’m away.

We’ve done some traveling this month and this week so for our final photo, let’s hop back to the lovely village of Plombières-les-Bains. If you’ve been following my blog for some years, you’ve seen and read about this but just a brief review. Les Bains means “the baths”, referring to the hot water springs discovered by the Romans. We didn’t try the baths (really, really hot water just doesn’t sound exciting in the middle of a hot summer), but we returned a number of times to enjoy the various things to see and eat. This is a glimpse of a garden we saw while climbing one set of the steep steps leading from the main commercial part of the city to where our vehicle was parked on a much higher street. With great exercise comes great beauty, Grasshopper.

Becky and Jude, thanks for hostessing these two challenges once again. It’s been fun.

We’ve all had a rough year, so let’s sit down at a table in France to enjoy this delicious yet light dessert which just happens to have bright pink sauce and fits beautifully into a square. It may look small, but don’t be fooled. It’s a magical dessert that will be just enough for everyone.

for Squares: bright and Life in Colour: pink

for Six Word Saturday, Life in Colour: pink, and Squares: bright

(I’ll be road tripping today so excuse late responses and visits. I’m off to Tucson to meet another blogger named Lisa, We’re going to visit Sweetwater Wetlands, have tea at a new-to-me tea house, and lunch somewhere so I’m sure thesre will be some photos to share. I hope all your weekends are off to a grand start.)

In my continuing quest to combine challenges into one daily post, I’ve managed to come up with some doors that have some sort of pink to them. Trust me, probably won’t happen again this month, although I have lots of archives left to troll. Today we’re traveling to France, which I wish I were actually doing but there’s this little pandemic stuff going on. So tighten your virtual seatbelts and lets fly.

No actual pink doors, but plenty of pink paint or stone. Enjoy.

Have to say that as much as I enjoy a good door, I love good shutters just as much!

for Thursday Doors 4.15.21 and Life in Colour: pink

Yellow doors have pizazz or, in the case of this first door, pizazz and pizza. Almost the same, but the “z’s” make all the difference. Mangia! Or, since this is in France: Mangons!

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These two door neighbors provide the perfect contrast and it’s easy to tell visitors which one is yours. I don’t envy the mail carrier who has to bend down every day to deliver mail through those slots, though!

While this Naperville door isn’t yellow or fancy, it’s certainly gets attention despite being set back. I’m not sure how you open the door, but maybe this guy opens it for you. 🙂

This week I worked hard to combine Thursday Doors and Life in Colour: yellow. I hope you enjoyed the merger.

While archive diving for this week, I realized I didn’t really get too many door photos during my last (2019) visit to France. But I did find at least a couple that aren’t the usual run-of-the-mill doors. This first one, while not a great photo, is a door to something you probably haven’t seen: a walk-up egg automat. You can see the egg cartons filled with organic eggs and on the left a list of prices, 2-3 Euros, and a description of the eggs. Put in your money and take your eggs. No refrigeration either.

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The unique thing about this door as well as the shutters is that there’s nothing behind any of them, like a movie set on the second and third floors. However in Europe, that would be the first and second floor, the floors above the ground floor.

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The yellow door on the left leads to a property à vendre, for sale. The door on the right? Apparently beer at least is involved. The Licence IV sign you see on the wall on the right is the French permit allowing cafes, brasseries, (French restaurants selling simple food), and restaurants to serve alcohol. The official signs are bolted to the walls of the establishments.

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Ok, we’ve got eggs and alcohol. Maybe an omelet and a glass of wine? I imagine there’s a pâtisserie nearby where we can get dessert. Gotta go! Are you coming?

for Thursday Doors 1.28.21

I had to add a bit of light to this photo of a French door because the position and intensity of the sun made it difficult to see the wonderful details. Then I needed to get closer so you could really appreciate them. Have to admit that I’m sorry I missed my yearly trip to France last year. Maybe this year. I’d love to get some more doors to share. In the meanwhile, enjoy this one. And don’t forget to have a bit of fun with today’s date, 1.21.21, which is a palindrome, meaning it reads the same forwards and backwards. Just thought you’d like to know. Getting my math geek on for you, Dan.

for Thursday Doors 1.21.21

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for One Word Sunday: giggle

This is the last day of the ten-day photo challenge in which Su from Zimmerbitch invited me to participate. Ten travel photos with no explanation. The only requirement is to nominate someone else to do the same and pingback to my blog. But it’s the last day and almost Christmas, so I’ll just ask anyone who wants to participate to do so and I hope you’ve enjoyed the series.