You lose sight of things
when you travel
everything balances out.
Me in front of an ancient Roman bridge (of course, those damn safety rails are not ancient).
(click on the photos to enlarge )
I must tell you….
Standing there at 55 years of age (yes, 55..so F’n what! :)
laugh lines exposed
silver hair blowing in the breeze…..
I felt like a child again
it was utterly divine!
Dinner sitting next to David, a friend and fellow artist in the Radius workshop.
Tidied up a bit and in candle light..which tends to help hide those laugh lines. ha, ha
One of the courses I had that evening…
Prepared special for me…how’s that for vegetarian?
Hello dear hearts..I am back in Florida. I hope all is well in your worlds!
I don’t know where to begin. I guess I’ll just begin by saying, I had a wonderful time in France!! I confess, I am still adjusting to being back in the real world. I think you know what I mean..cooking my own meals, laundry, driving myself around, etc. Oh and did I mention gardening? The weeds tried to claim my little vegetable~flower garden! So one entire morning was spent removing them (all but the wild morning glories..my heart would not allow such). Anyway, it looks loved again.
I painted five en plein air pieces which I will post soon. I still have them rolled up from their journey home within my carry on suitcase. :O
I have MUCH to tell you, and I promise I will soon. For example, I dined at the best restaurants, and I dined outside on a farm with roosters and hens running around and under the table (I swear)! Which do you think I preferred??? While in Lyon I ate more rich decadent food..than in my entire life..and yet I lost weight from walking a lot in that glorious city. (I would love to live there, part time).
I know this is short, but I just wanted to say hello today. I hope to start making my way to your blogs and responding to your most appreciated comments and emails!! I wish all of you could have been there with me!! I plan to post more photos on here and on Facebook.
I do feel centered, balanced, and quite free again (to new levels!!). Other than the beauty and excitement of France, what other magic on my trip? Well…
I re-discovered how much I love life
especially the simple things like
lots and lots of laughter!
I am wishing the same for all of you,
Ps Most of you recall some of my “chats” about my Grandmother Morrison (G’ma M). Well, she turned 102 on June 13. Needless to say, she loves life too..and she agrees about the magic of the simple things in life! Okay..maybe not about the wine..she only drinks coffee (strong and straight). Hmmm… I have to think that maybe..there was a little more fun to be had in her 102 years with a little wine…agree?
What’s age anyway…G’ma M say’s it’s subjective. I have to agree…hell, I was an old soul when young!
Here’s to all centenarians!