Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Inadvertent origami, Saignon, Hippo

This is the result of a habit I have on my Sunday walks in the States. I walk along sidewalks and very often paper or cloth discards fold themselves into shapes like origami. I found this shirt/hippo in Saignon.

I have gone through all of my pictures from this year in Saignon and posted the ones that caught my eye. Now I will slowly go through the same pictures and find the smaller, quieter pictures.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Paella night, Saignon

 Ahhh..Paella night. The whole town gathered on the night before Bastille Day for a giant feast in the boules courts.
 This pair got an early start on the rose wine, and the red.
 The red was a bit "rustic" but the rose went down as smooth as silk.
 We had a lot of laughs.

 This wandering accordionist was delightful.
 Families gathered.
 This man makes hats so stylish that even I look snappy in one.

 Here is one of four huge pans of paella.
 It was a hit.
 Points were made ;-))

 More laughs.
 Wife stealer

Best dancer

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Reillanne market

On our last day in Saignon, our friends, Ian and Jane, took us to a town we had never visited, Reillanne. They have a nice little market that is distinguished by a number of booksellers. The last day is a perfect time to peruse books. Our bags were stuffed and near the weight limit so there was no temptation to buy. As you can see in the background, the walls of the square were covered with huge portraits, glued on. They were printed on very tough paper and had stood up to the weather quite well. Many mustaches were drawn on faces. Great fun and a perfect last day before the "joy" of travel.

Flowers at Mme. Blanc's, Saignon

Mme. Blanc lives right on the fountain square. Her family has lived in Saignon forever. She lets out beautiful rooms in her lovely village house. She also maintains a vast container garden in front. This is just a small sample.

Chez Christine, Saignon

Sitting under a mulberry tree having a breakfast consisting of a grand cafe au lait (or 2) along with a palmier, waiting for one or more groups of friends to show up and join us, was one of the true pleasures of this trip.

Sky, Bonnieux bike path

Clouds were a rare sight this year. Very hot and no rain. We got very good at managing shade on our walks when it was from 93f/33.9C to 97f/36.1C under a clear blue sky.