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A Beautiful Day for a Stroll in the Garden

I’m just going to post pics of the lovely Jardin des Martels. We spent hours wandering the many gardens, including water gardens and an animal farm.

Welcomed by dancing water.

Welcomed by dancing water.

Yellow fall color is strong against fading purple blooms.

Yellow fall color is strong against fading purple blooms.

Purple surviving in the shade. This palette really seems French to me!

Purple surviving in the shade. This palette really seems French to me!

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The Parc de la Tete d’Or in Lyon

In all fairness, this park is quite large, with a whole lake and a zoo and more, and we only visited the botanic garden near the hotel. But I look forward to sharing some of what we enjoyed, just the same, and consider it a glimpse into Lyon’s lovely gardens! I am quite excited to try painting some of these images. Click on any to see them larger, then again for greater detail.

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Heavenly Peach Season

peaches au natural

Peaches are among my favorite fruits, and maybe even number one. A perfect peach is like ambrosia. We certainly got a bumper crop this year!

Burdened by the weight of the fruit.

We thinned out bags and bags of excess baby peaches, but it was obviously not nearly enough.

This is what makes summer beautiful!

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Anybody really know what time it is….

anybody really care?  I hope not, because ALL of this post is going to be OLD NEWS. REALLY OLD, because I have been so stinking busy I couldn’t even sit down and pound out a really boring update, much less anything half interesting. But at least I made it at some point in April.

I’ll start with spring. Boy, has it been bouncy. I’d think it had sprung, and then frigid temps and snow would hit. And then it would spring again. ARGHH!  I have no doubt that the peaches are done for, but I still think I’ll get cherries.  And I now have proof that spring actually IS here:

my front garden

my front garden

We have also had the Mil Ball:

Katie with her updo

Katie with her updo

in its full glory

in its full glory

and Junior/Senior Prom. I’ll post a photo of that later. But I am sure they all qualify as signs of spring. And they contribute to the other sign of spring: insane busy-ness. Which is why I have all those blank unblogged days. So on to other topics….

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