Saturday, August 6, 2011


Open up the shutters. Breathe in the morning air. Pad downstairs to the espresso machine. Verify that the view is just as breath-taking as it was yesterday evening. Say hello to the already clicking cigales and the rustle of the pines. Faire le vide. Yoga on the lawn. Lunch. Sieste. A dip in the pool when it is too hot to take any more, carefully floating past the sipping bees. Reading, letting the words sink in. A walk with Ben. A very long apéro while regarding the light shift. BBQ. Talking until the cigales pipe down. Sleep. Repeat.


  1. Hello Heather:
    How wonderful all of this sounds and exactly, we feel, what you both need right at this moment.

  2. enjoy your time, it sounds so wonderful. a true hiatus from stress.

  3. Thanks friends! It is just.So. Beautiful. Here. :)

  4. C'est la vie - it really is. Enjoy!

  5. Sounds like true relaxation!BRAVO!
    I found REMI.......and YES, he is a HOTTIE!!!!!!
    Enjoy your time there.I can hear the cicadas now!

  6. A well deserved rest. I absolutely love the photo you posted with the tiny shaft of light travelling across the floor.
    Wishing you the joys of summer
    Helen x

  7. Oh how beautiful…only there you could open up the shutters. If we did that in south louisiana you would die of a heat stroke and be carried off by mosquito's. Maybe we should pack up and head there!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Renee and Angela

  8. Thank you so much everyone! After a few rainy days, the sun is back out ad we are making the most of it!! What an incredible gift this has been...

  9. Oh how very perfect!! Definitely a pinch me, is it real sort of place. Wishing the most marvelous rest of your week!!


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