Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Feeling a gratitude as wide as the sky today. My sister's surgery was a great success and she is recovering well. Already making jokes with the nurses. Thank you so very much to those of you who sent good wishes. I was especially touched by those that came from the folks that don't know her or had just found this blog as so many of you did yesterday. Which leads me to...

A huge thank you to Brooke Giannetti for featuring some of my photos on her fantastic blog, Velvet & Linen. When Brooke asked if she could publish them, I imagined one, maybe two--but no! I was also delighted by her kind words. That Brooke remains such a generous and lovely person despite her overwhelming success is inspiring to say the least. For those of you who don't know her blog, allez-hop!Velvet & Linen.

Spring Fever is bubbling up for the Feria de Pâques, the Easter Bullfights and parties that accompany them. More on that soon for I am not quite ready to dip my hands into that yet. Today, you'll find me just floating happily up in the big blue, saying thank you, merci


  1. Best wishes to your sister! I hope this wasn't serious and that she has a speedy recovery. I'm a newbie to your blog, too.

  2. AH, Good News!

    Not sure how I first visited this wonderful place but I am happy I did!

    Now over to Velvet & Linen!

  3. Glad to hear your sister is fine and will be up and about in no time.

    Love the picture of you and your golden I have a golden too!

  4. Thanks to Velvet & Linen I discovered your blog. Happy I did. It's great! I'm just planning a journey to Provence in August. You are so lucky to live in such a dream place.
    The only thing it's very soar for eyes to read white on red and fully enjoy the pictures. I'd appreciate if it would be possible at all to change a background to a neutral one.
    Thank you, looking forward to many stunning posts and pictures to come.

  5. So glad all is well with the family and don't you just love love love a perfect aesthetic woven so tightly into the dna of such a generous soul, aka Brooke?

  6. Good morning. I just discovered your blog through Velvet and Linen. So glad I did. I have a love affair with the beauty and romance of your country. You've posted some fabulous pictures here and I enjoy your style of writing. I'll be back. Mona

  7. Thank you for sharing the wonderful news about your sister! You must be so relieved!!
    It was my pleasure to share your gorgeous blog with my readers. I know they will love seeing a part of your beautiful Provence here on your blog.

    xo xo

  8. Hooray! What an amazing week this has been. It may take me a bit of time to get to know those of you that are new--I have a lot of other blogs to discover. :) But I am truly thrilled that you have all stopped by.

    I AM so grateful that my sister did so well. I tend to be a worrier even under the best of circumstances and nobody likes having family in the hospital. She is getting better slowly but surely.

    Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! And for those of you celebrating..."Thank you Easter Bunny...Bok! Bok!"

  9. Heather - so glad to hear your sister is doing well. And what fun to be featured over at Brooke's!! She has marvelous taste so I'm not surprised she appreciated your lovely photos!!

  10. Hooray that your sister did well with the surgery! Ms. Worrier can stop worrying (for now!) :)


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