A Flashback to summer.

We have been cheated a bit out of spring and summer here in France this year, but we have had our week or two of beautiful, perfect hot weather! When looking back, it was all good, however short. I am lucky enough to have my birthday in summer and we had the most beautiful evening, spent around our bistro table with friends and family. It was special.

..birthday around a bistro table..

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..and around the fire, every evening..

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..the sound of running water, every day..

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..fruit and fruit and fruit..

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..alcohol free mojito, especially for me..

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..always an apéro with our glass of wine, in this case stuffed cherry tomatoes with ricotta and herbs..

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..tomatoes from the potager for dinner..

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As far as automne goes..the leaves haven’t coloured yet and the days are still sunny and warm, with slight winds, clouds are rolling by fast in the blue skies and the waters of the streams are still, awaiting the first rainfalls.

But before I start sounding like Thursday’s weatherman..

Welcome back to Myfrenchkitchen! I’ve had a busy summer and September was spent doing only art every day, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I posted my art when I had time and if you are interested you can see some posts on Africantapestry. It was a great month for me , trying different methods and mediums, searching for new directions. I did a lot of plein air painting, just practiced techniques in the evenings, making terrible messes( on the canvas and my clothes!), but I enjoyed every minute!

..three houses, oil on linen..

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“A big thank you to everybody who supported me and especially Monique, who was there with me EVERY day, in spite of her busy schedule. Your encouragement and support throughout the month…I can’t express how much that meant to me! Please drop in at La table de Nana and catch up on her beautiful posts of this past summer…just an inspiring place to visit!! When I am down, I visit Monique at La table de Nana..”

..young chicks..

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..Gubi and the geese, Aglaé and Sidonie..

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..Roquefort..

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..Gaitchi, Gubi and her fillette Dumêla..

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So. With these images of our sweet animals ,  I say goodbye! to summer and its fun and hi there! to fall and its splendour. Even on my Pinterest page, I have gone “autumn”, so inspired by the decorating for fall, the colour of the sunsets, the champignons, apples and acorns, the deep and atmospheric colour of nature just waiting to explode.

..spider webs on an early September morning..

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à trés bientôt

Ronelle

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8 responses

  1. A delightful flashback! That table is set perfectly and your hens as well as horses are extremely cute.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    03/10/2013 at 20:00

  2. OH Happy belated birthday!`XXX
    I love the whole post..
    The setting.. I am certain my invitation was lost in snail mail:)♥
    J’adore les bébés chicks.. the spiderwebs..
    the food..the chairs the table.. the drinks.. les chevaux..
    I know we would be friends if I was closer.
    Not only fairweather friends~
    That little part you added..
    It’s funny because..when I see a blog entry from you ..I open immediately..because it is always an inspiration.. a moment in time..

    03/10/2013 at 22:35

  3. Wat n wonderlike post…weer lekker gekuier en my verbeel ek kuier daar by jou in die Franse platteland! Oulikste en mooiste fotos!
    Bisous!
    I xx :)

    04/10/2013 at 00:21

  4. Oh, what a beautiful glimpse of your flashback. I just love everything you do – with such class and beauty. I have enjoyed seeing summer through your eyes. xx~~

    04/10/2013 at 00:32

  5. Oh my gosh!I had a little rooster named Speedy who would sit and watch me cook on a chair like yours!And we had two geese too.
    I received your painting posts they were beautiful………….
    I also was in WHERE WOMAN COOK!
    It is a small world!Headed to France next week……….to add sparkle to my life!

    04/10/2013 at 02:04

  6. Really gorgeous photos. Your hens are beautiful!

    05/10/2013 at 12:04

  7. Beautiful photographs, love the outside dining, reminds me of our lovely holiday in France.

    11/10/2013 at 14:02

  8. Anna May: Thank you very much..so nice to hear that it brings back good memories! Ronelle

    Ronelle Myfrenchkitchen Coin Perdu Africantapestry Caf des artistes

    12/10/2013 at 08:30

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