Friday, August 17, 2018

is it too early think about fall when the temperatures are hovering around 90 F / 30 C ?  Not for me.  I can't wait.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

hangin' out on the levee

It's August.  It's hot.  What better to do than to sit in the shade and try to catch a little breeze off of the Loire on top of the levee.  Then add in some tunes.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

les Deux-Moiselles de B

These two young women put on a spectacular show one evening this week on the main town plaza, Place Debré.  The name of the act appears to be a French play on words. The word demoiselle is a young woman and thus two (French word deux) of them make deux-moiselles.  (After a bit of internet searching, I think the B was shortened from Blanqui, the neighborhood where they live in nearby Tours.)  Anyway, they put on a very lively and amusing cabaret-type show to entertain the summer crowd in Amboise.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

no kidding

The other day in Amboise there was a solo modern dance on BMX accompanied by cello !  Both, I would say, were virtuoso performances.  I kid you not.  To me the dance felt akin to an ice dance as he was able to glide so smoothly while performing his acrobatic moves.  The musician played classical pieces and at times acted as a foil for the dancer.  You would have to have seen it to believe it.  The audience loved it, as I did.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

it was neck and neck

But what a race.  This is another in the series of sculptures that are on display in Amboise during this tourist season.  This one is really an unexpected pleasure on the levee as we don't see too many giraffes on the streets here.

Friday, August 3, 2018


The land-owner told me that this is a quince that's sharing its space with other fruit trees along the border of a vineyard.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

in process

We're a ways out from harvest time, but these guys are well on their way.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CDP Theme Day music - down in the tunnel

Trying to make it pay.  This young performer was making beautiful classical music in the tunnel underneath the famous bell tower of Amboise.

To see how the others interpreted the theme: