Monthly Archives: September 2015

Busy Week

It has been busy since my cousin Judi arrived Tuesday, so there have been few photos and little time to do a post. It has been raining and storming off and on since Tuesday, as of this afternoon it appears … Continue reading

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In The Footsteps of Van Gogh

We’ve been following in Van Gogh’s footsteps around St. Remy. The local small non-profit museum, Musee Estrine, has a display interpreting the great artist’s life, particularly his time here. Although the museum does not have an original Van Gogh painting, … Continue reading

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Lazy Days

Our first week in Provence has had its ups: the market, music, great food, and wonderful walks – and downs: a car crash, a leaky hot water heater, and a broken refrigerator. We have been enjoying just getting to know … Continue reading

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Quick Sketches

Here are four quick sketches of the musicians at the market yesterday. No single sketch took more than a minute due to crowds of people milling around me. The jazz trio were surrounded by listeners. The woman singing in the … Continue reading

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Lentils and Sausage for Brenda

Friend Brenda asked for the recipe for our dinner tonight. I will attempt to oblige. Of course the most difficult part of the recipe is obtaining saucisse de Morteau. This is a sausage from eastern France. It’s a basic garlic … Continue reading

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New Car and Market Day

Late yesterday afternoon we took a taxi to Avignon to pick up our new car, courtesy of the Hertz roadside assistance. We now have a small Ford with a backup warning sensor that beeps to tell me how close I … Continue reading

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First Days in Saint Remy: Art, Painting, and Crunch

Sunday was the Route des Artistes in St. Remy. This is a monthly event where artists from throughout France (and even some from Spain and Belgium) come to show and sell their works. We met some wonderful artists along the way. … Continue reading

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Final Days in Montcabrier

Today is our last day at Atelier de la Rose in Montcabrier. This peaceful place is a wonderful buffer from the excitement and activity of London and Paris. We have had the opportunity to relax and paint, getting into a … Continue reading

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Tournon-d’Angenais

Yesterday we took a little trip to a medieval town call Tournon-d’Angenais. The old bastide village sits atop a high hill with views in all directions. Although there aren’t many buildings surviving from the middle ages, the village has created … Continue reading

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Pech Merle and Saint-Cirq LaPopie

Yesterday Sally took us on a day-long tour. We began with a 1.5 hour drive basically along the River Lot, through Cahors, and then over to the town of Cabrerets. This is the location of Pech Merle, one of the … Continue reading

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