Monday, September 15, 2008

Fall Back










Last year in October, after Paris, Jim came to meet me and we took a little trip in Normandy. We started in the Perche region, only an hour and a half West of Paris, the trip wholly inspired by this article. It turned out to be the perfect Fall trip, like a French New England, but with cider and Calvados, boudin noir and tarte tatin, hikes through small vine-covered villages and in misty magical almost shire-like(!) landscapes with rich green and yellow grasses, deep colored leaves and flowers, past small stone houses and rich chateaus.
Maybe someday I can open a little inn in the Perche. It would be a dream.

24 comments:

nadia said...

So beautiful!

heidi said...

I love the handwritten labels... thanks for sharing!

cindy : quaint said...

c'est magnifique! it looks so pretty and i love the little dog.

Aran said...

can i be your pastry chef when you do that? it would be my dream too!

amy said...

i'd be your first guest! it looks so wonderful!

Claire, said...

Beautiful pictures I love the first two.

Julia said...

*sighs* How wonderful!

Julia said...

If you did open up a little inn... well, I would just have to come and visit!

limonana said...

wow!!! this place is an absolute dream...

please sir said...

Oh my looks amazing...I can picture being there right now...

omami said...

une belle promenade, merci!!

Secret Leaves said...

These photographs are beautiful and really capture a sense of place. I wish I were there...

Sharon

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

your blog is beautiful and so much what i aspire to in mine.

i can only hope it is like yours some day.

i'm adding a link of yours to mine, as i plan to visit yours often!

Fifi Flowers said...

How much is that doggie in the window... lol... adorable!
OMG... this post is tres incredible! Beautiful setting and the food looks delish!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Makes my heart skip a beat!

noble pig said...

Calvados, one of my favorite pleasures! Beautiful pictures.

vana chupp said...

what amazing places...I am glad you are having a blast.

Octavine Illustration said...

a dream indeed. those pics are absolutely beautiful...and most inspiring. (i especially love the color of that ivy!~)

mary said...

Just beautiful shots! I love them all.

Camille said...

I can't decide if I like the photo of the "puppy" in the window or the cow better. Wonderful photos!

Mrs.French said...

I want to go...beautiful....

Chris said...

That little dog poking its head out from the curtains is so cute. Looks like he's saying, "Is it time to perform?" :)

Robin said...

Gorgeous photos. I have never been to France and am dying to go someday. Soon. I promise I will stay at your inn.

Elizabeth said...

What an incredible trip, and lovely photos. Especially love that cow, fantastic shot!

Tartelette said...

I'll share the kitchen with Aran! Lovely memories :)

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