Posts Tagged ‘Provence’

The sense of smell can be a blessing or a curse, depending on what you scent.  The “aroma” of a skunk is pervasively terrible, especially if it’s on your dog!  The perfume section of a large department store assaults the senses as does the perfume on too many women.  Perfume should be subtle and attractive, rather than knocking you down from six feet.

I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
~Kilgore, Apocalypse Now

However, the world is filled with delightful smells.  When our girls were small, we stayed for several days in Nags Head, North Carolina in a small motel where our corner room was perfumed with the scent of jasmine from a large bush outside the door.  It was heavenly, the first time I’d ever smelled jasmine.

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© janet m. webb 2011

© janet m. webb 2011

In 2011, my husband and I visited one of his sisters and her husband who were living in Provence at the time.  We also took a short trip to Normandy, where my f-i-l once landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day.  It was a memorable trip for many reasons, encompassing both the somber memories of WWII and the beauty of the south of France.

There were many attractive doors and doorways.  Here is one.

© janet m. webb 2011

In Provence, I can never decide whether doors or shutters are my favorite part of the houses. But who says I have to choose? I know this is the “Thursday Doors” challenge, but you’re allowed to enjoy the shutters as well. I certainly did.

And look! There’s a second, almost hidden door amongst the shutters and vines. Two-fers!

© janet m. webb 2011

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I almost forgot to post my second door for the “Thursday doors” challenge. But while lying in bed for a few minutes this morning, I remembered, so here’s “Door number 2,” as we used to hear on “Let’s Make a Deal.”

Provence door copyright janet m. webb

Looking through my photos for something pink for this week’s Travel Theme, I realized that apart from flowers, there aren’t as many pink things in my stash of photos as most other colors.  However, one of my favorite photos from our 2011 trip to Provence is replete with pinks, so I offer it for your enjoyment.  If you’d like to see more travel photos, tomorrow I’ll be participating in the Phoneography Challenge (and my entries will feature travel), so feel free to stop back in, especially if you take photos by non-traditional means, such as with phones or an iPad, in which case, you might like to participate.

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