Sunday, 30 December 2012

Winter sun

 
 
Blue skies and sunshine in Provence...this is what it's all about, especially after weeks of unending dreariness and rain in England. The sharpness of light and shadow takes the breath away and makes you feel as if you have Super-sight.
 
Just look at the colour of this sky! 

 
The cotton lavender and thyme are silvery among these bright white stones...
 
 
...and a rose in the courtyard still holds on to its leaves, now a sun-capturing yellow against the house.
 
 
Cosy though the Christmas through to New Year slump can be - though not for those suffering the floods that have scoured the British countryside so cruelly this year - there's nothing like a shift in the light to raise the winter spirits. Hope you are warm and dry wherever you are.
 

10 comments:

MuMuGB said...

Enjoy the festive season Deborah! I have spent a week in France and, when we came back in London it was raining all the time. Why did I move to England again?

Yvonne Osborne said...

Very pretty. I'm warm and dry but snow covers the landscape and the deer are moving as they forage for food. No thyme or lavender to show you but there will be some come spring. Happy New Year!

Michel said...

There is no where that you find blue sky like you do in Provence. We are in California and the weather is very nice but it's not Provence. I can't wait to get back to our Provence home.

Marcheline said...

Warm and dry, but a little fatter than I'd like! All things considered, I'm a lucky devil. Thanks for the lovely peeks into Provence.

James Kiester said...

Yes, sunlight can surely lift our spirits. That's for sure.

:) said...

Il me semble même percevoir les senteurs provençales... quelque peu atténuées par l'hiver... dans tes magnifiques images.

je te souhaite une très belle année 2013, riche en joies et en création !

Pétales de fée said...

Très belle et très heureuse année 2013 Deborah !

Sacha said...

Bonne et heureuse nouvelle année Deborah, meilleurs voeux de santé et bonheur pour 2013!
Bises
Sacha

Vanessa said...

Happy New Year, Deborah, en Provence. Those improbably blue skies DO happen, even over here in SW France.

Sara Louise said...

I love the crisp blue skies in my village, they definitely help battle the January blues.

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