Thursday, January 18, 2018

first flowers of the year


Recently planted beds of these guys make for a sharp contrast to all the grayness of this time of year.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

the floating bridge


The Loire is very high at the moment as are other rivers in France due to all the recent rains.  This bicycle path bridge in Amboise looks to be floating on the surface as the path on either side is under water.

Monday, January 1, 2018

CDP Theme Day - "Photo of the Year"


The first of every month is Theme Day for the worldwide bloggers of City Daily Photo and the first Theme Day of the year is "Picture of the Year".  To see how the others interpreted this theme click here.

For me, this photo from August, can represent a family's hopes as it enters the New Year.

Friday, December 1, 2017

CDP Theme Day - gift


If you're looking for that unusual gift, that may not be actually new, then a brocante is where you want to shop (in France anyway).

The first of every month is Theme Day for the worldwide bloggers of City Daily Photo and today's theme is "gift".  To see how the others interpreted this theme click here.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

international Thanksgiving


Today we are celebrating a mostly traditional American Thanksgiving with some of our French friends.  Alas, no whole turkeys could be found so we're having duck instead.   This boulangerie (just 50 yards/meters away) graciously offered to make American-style rolls just for us on this occasion.  We have so much for which to be thankful.

And here they are:

Friday, November 24, 2017

this red vine...


... is traditionally predicted to turn black today.

Its scientific name comes from the unusual growing form of the vine: Tee-Rexus Redus.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

fall finale


Trees along the top of the levee next to the Loire with the bridge Leclerc in the foggy distance.  And Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

the royal banners


Banners flying over the château of Amboise have the symbols of the 15th century residents King Charles VIII and his Queen, Anne of Brittany.

Friday, November 17, 2017

going fast


About a week ago these plane trees were about at their "peak" (as in this shot).  Now, the leaves are falling rapidly and will soon be only a memory.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

however you look at it


It can be startling, even uncomfortable, to look at things from another angle... but I think always interesting and sometimes rewarding. The original:


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017