Thursday, June 28, 2012

This was Today

Just a few jobs around the house and a leisurely walk around town.  That about sums up the day!

The courtyard is big, but the lawn is tiny -

a whipper snipper and a guy on a mission can trim the lawn quickly.

Careful!  There are herbs there that should be protected and some lovely vines clinging to the brick wall leading down to the wine cellar.

See the clothes line behind Karl?  I hang all my laundry there and it smells so fresh when it comes in!  Now if I could only figure out how to bring back a couple of bottles of Persil, a laundry detergent that we don't have in Canada and that I absolutely love...  Can we mail liquids?  It would probably cost a lot of euros to send 3L of anything in the mail!

  The views

Beautiful trees line many of the streets.  We see this in the countryside, too.

Gardens line the river, one plot after another.

A typical street

This building is right around the corner in Médard Square

Shopping and Cafés

This line dancing is just not working for us!

Château de la Trémoille

More gardens!

Pretty white flowers

and really pretty blue ones!

These two horses were here a couple of years ago, but in a different paddock.  Who knows what their names are, but we call them Jacques and Jean.  We used to stop and pet them regularly.  How wonderful to find them again!

The "Lavoir des Fijolleaux" in St. Jacques de Thouars where people used to do laundry.  It used to be on the pilgrims' route of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle.

The priory is right next to it.

Can you see the two white birds on the branch?  They look so calm.  It's peaceful here.

Then there's this lone swan, slowly meandering its way from one side of the river to the other, no doubt admiring the arches in the bridge along the way.

Not all days are filled with adventures, exploration and discoveries.  Or even wonderful meals in a great restaurant.  Some of them are just perfect moments strung together like pearls.


1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is a huge cup of capacinno! Looks delicious! Love all the great picture, what a beautiful place :)