Sunday, August 23, 2015

I Love Sunflowers

The sunflower seeds that have fallen from my bird feeders have finally grown up and matured.  Here is pictorial proof of it.  J'adore les tournesols!  






Tuesday, August 18, 2015

After the Storm

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Budding Lavender Farm

We have a small patch of land where we have planted so far four varieties of lavender.  We have begun calling it "our lavender farm" even though it is far from what an established lavender farm is really like.  Yet we are on our way to cultivating our own small patch of purple heaven.  

Some pics from today:

A basket of Sweet Romance.  It's my favorite at the moment.

I can't wait to see how this looks next year.  I am a bit apprehensive because we lost most of our lavender at our other place last winter due to extreme cold temperatures.  All of these varieties are supposed to be cold hardy, but so were the other plants.  Time will tell.  Please wish us luck.

As I was cutting the Sweet Romance blooms, cicadas were singing and a breeze was blowing.  My mind immediately went back to my experience in lavender fields in Provence this past summer.  I won't pretend that I will have anything that looks like that here, but our lavender farm will be my little corner of Provence here in the States.

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                                                                                                   SWEET ROMANCE.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

End of Summer and Back to School

Summer vacation is now over.  I am sad because I now I have to wake up at 5:00 a.m. every day and I will lose the unstructured time that I relish so much during the summer.  Yet, I get to teach new classes this coming school year, namely the upper level French classes at my school.  I am so pumped to do this, although it will be a challenge to have to plan for 5 different classes.  I can't wait to speak French all day long with kids.  I can't wait to see their eyes light up when I introduce them to Le Petit Prince, Stromae, Jean de Florette, Le Petit Nicolas, and le subjonctif (MDR=LOL!).

This year will rock!  I hope your school year does too, whether you are a student, teacher, parent, or a concerned citizen.

Here are some pics from this summer to help me remember the good times.

Thank you for reading!




                                                                                            SCHOOL RULES!