Monthly Archives: August 2012

provencal markets

What do we mean by Provencal markets?  In my David/Olney/Fisher-informed  dreams, it is local farmers selling produce and, indeed, out of season, it is exactly like that here.  David comes every Monday from February to November selling  l’or blanc, as … Continue reading

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quelques memoires de l’ete – some memories of summer 2012

  Douce France Cher pays de mon enfance Bercée de tendre insouciance Je t’ai gardée dans mon cœur! Mon village au clocher aux maisons sages Où les enfants de mon âge Ont partagé mon bonheur Oui je t’aime Et je … Continue reading

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five a day

My vegetable love should grow Vaster than empires, and more slow Andrew Marvell – To His Coy Mistress (c1650) I am, as they say here, pas tres fruit.  In England I go weeks without any, tempted only by summer pudding, crumbles … Continue reading

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spotted snakes with double tongue

There is no such thing as perfection, though I suppose if you were an entomologist you might disagree.  When you sit in your northern cities looking out over grey and damp roofs, be careful what you wish for.  The light … Continue reading

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lavender’s blue

“ …jamais j’ai eu une telle chance, ici la nature est extraordinairement belle.  Tout et partout la coupole du ciel c’est du’un bleu admirable, le soleil a un rayonnement de soufre pale et c’est doux et charmant comme la combinaision … Continue reading

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