Saturday, June 22, 2013

Me: "Is this Heaven?" MH: "It's Provence."

Looking out our hotel window in Gordes France
Chances are, if you're a fan of the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams," you immediately understand the meaning of my post title today.
MH and I just spent a magical week in France with 4 nights spent in the small Provencal hilltop village of Gordes.
During these 4 days we explored Gordes and many other beautiful villages of Provence. Sometimes, as we walked the old stone streets with the flowers blooming all around us and a mountainous green background behind us, the beauty was so spectacular I'd feel like crying. I'd be in awe, look out at the sky, and say "Thank you God."
I would sometimes see a sight so beautiful that I simply couldn't grasp words adequate to express my feelings. So I'd simply look at MH and ask, "Is this Heaven?" On cue, he'd look at me and smile and say, "It's Provence." I'd then say "Provence? I could have sworn this was heaven."
Field of Dreams
Ray Kinsella: Is there a heaven?
John Kinsella: Oh yeah. It's the place where dreams come true.
[Ray looks around, seeing his wife playing with their daughter on the porch]
Ray Kinsella: Maybe this is heaven.



 Au revoir, Mitty

Thursday, June 20, 2013

My Favorite Picture From France

I took over 1,000 pictures while in France last week. Every turn I made revealed a scene worthy of a photograph.  Beauty was everywhere, but for me, nothing captured the essence and uniqueness of France as did this photo!

This celadon green Fiat Nuova 500, the size of a Barnum and Bailey Circus clown car, appeared to be driven by a somewhat bored petite chien (little dog.)

With her coordinating "500" suitcase strapped to the boot of her car, I imagine she's on her way to The Cote d’Azur or St. Tropez  for a mini-holiday or a soiree of some sort!

 All that is missing is a scarf casually tied around her neck, whipping in the wind behind her!

Bon Voyage! Mitty

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bon Voyage!

We're off to Provence and then Paris to do a little treasure hunting.
Look for new French Brocante items in MFFC in late July!
Bon Voyage! Mitty