Friday, October 25, 2013

Sometimes cloudy days



Sometimes cloudy days are best.






For seeing.





For thinking.






For being quiet.



Have a lovely weekend...

And if you need permission to go take a nap or read or watch an old movie? Well, I give it to you!


22 comments:

  1. Cloudy and cold here. I love those blues. A quiet weekend is definitely in order.

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    1. The blue-grey of the shutters? Very typical for the region. I like them too.

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  2. But don't the colors pop, on those cloudy days! Very, very nice photos, Heather.

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    1. Exactly! That is what made me so happy. Thank you for the compliment too.

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  3. I totally agree with everything you have written. And for me, cloudy days are always the best days. It's when I truly come alive. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs from a still-very-sunny island.

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    1. Oh what an interesting way to put it, Loree. And yes, of course, for you it is the same as it with us here--at times a respite from the intense sun feels wonderful.

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  4. Are you reading my mind??I am off to take a little nap!Jet lag,go away!Been up since 3 am...........
    I love that 42 address sign.........think they would miss it?Not that it would work for me as my address is 16.......but I did love being 42!It was a great age...............xoxo

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    1. You loved being 42? I loved being 35!! And no complaining from you missy--you earned that jetlag!!!!

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  5. Hi Heather,
    One of those moments when the meaningful things become clear in your mind. The keyholes, iron grill windows, closed doors, the church itself whisper stories.

    I will tell Mrs. Abstract and a friend who are spending 2 days next week near Occidental about Bistro des Copains.
    I like Michel's blog.
    Thank you.
    edgar

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    1. Oh you are welcome! It is nice to spread the word. I like his blog too. Please do let me know if Mrs. A et co make it to the bistro. :)

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  6. Beautiful stonework, beautiful colours, mysterious alleyways, beckoning come hither! Gorgeous images as always Heather! My computer has had a glitch and I had to wait for a part to be posted to me. So I've been without any contact for over a week and have missed my daily feed of wonderful images and musings!
    Cheers,
    Deborah from Melbourne.

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    1. Ah but it can be good to have a break too, can't it? A bit of a palate cleanser. :)
      And everything looks more mysterious under cloudy skies...

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  7. Indeed, it may be cloudy but the colors remain so beautiful!!! Gorgeous pictures Heather! And that door!!!!
    Happy weekend my friend!
    xx
    Greet

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    1. Thank you dear Greet!!! Oh, you would love that door. It is HUGE. Truly enormous--as you can by the regular size door that is cut into it. And there is a courtyard behind...how I would love to visit...

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  8. On a purely practical level, things can be clearer on a cloudy day. The other day, when I was out, I was nearly blinded by the sun; so intense, my eyes were weeping. Lovely photos. Love the way the colour of the little blue lamp is echoed in the little blue flowers in the following photo.

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    1. Oh yay that you noticed that. I am actually far pickier about the layout of photos here than I should be! ;) And yes, today is one of those too bright days here too! I had to close the curtains!

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  9. Such an amazingly beautiful post. I agree, on this cloudy Seattle day I am thankful I don't have to feel guilty for still being in my PJs. Especially since you gave me permission! Thanks ;-) Hope your weekend is as gorgeous as these photos! XOXO

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    1. If I didn't have to walk the dogs I would have stayed in my pjs all day long! But NO one can not walk the dogs in pjs in France--not even yoga pants! Sigh.

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  10. Sometimes I pray for cloudy days because I feel like they give me permission to be lazy. This didn't work too well when I lived in Dublin though since it was pretty much always cloudy ;) x

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    1. I can see how that could be a problem. ;)

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