Thursday, May 22, 2008

House painting

Today I visited old friends. I took some Garrigues- spring strawberries from region and was invited to lunch in the garden. I wanted to paint their house, an old castle where the family has lived for over 400 years. This is what I came up with this afternoon. The perspective was difficult; sitting where I was distorted the tall roof caps of the fortified towers.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Curtain of wisteria, mushrooms and fresh eggs welcome me home

Eugene bellows my name from the road. I rub the sleep from my eyes and stumble down the steps.
"Tiens. J'ai des champignons pour toi."
Mushroom omelet for breakfast- yum. I get dressed quickly, put on the kettle, and hurry down to Mme Bouyssou for some fresh milk and eggs.
It's good to be home