This flower shop is amazing - they do love their window pots.
This is The Thiou Canal which flows through the old city of Annecy - gorgeous flowers.
|Love this old town|
Annecy's old town is built around waterways.
|The old Gaol|
Annecy's old goal is now a museum. You can see that it sits between two channels of water. Annecy is nicknamed the Venice of France.
Couldn't resist photographing these little beauties - no, didn't have one, so now I'll have to go back!!!
Seriously, I do miss this place and have plans of returning with my husband, hiring a car and driving around this beautiful part of France - oh, have to include Lyon.
Something funny - we were in the old town wanting to buy sunglasses for our visit to Mont Blanc (tallest mountain in Europe). We checked out the optometrists and struck a conversation with Olivier. He mentioned that he had a cousin in Melbourne, Australia. My sister and I looked at each other - yeah, they all say that. He said "he is a Chef", and we said "oh, yes, and who would that be?" He said "Do you know Jacques Reymond" Wow - here we are in little Annecy buying sunglasses in a shop being served by the cousin of Jacques Reymond - very famous French Chef in Australia. We couldn't resist and took a photo.
|Me, Olivier and my sister Liz|
Since that time, have had quite a bit happening in the family. My son's operation finally happened and it was a total success. We can now look forward to being able to make plans for the future, without being left 'on hold' waiting for that phone call, a week's notice that the op is scheduled. Am now looking forward to blogging more and sewing more - oh, yes, redesigning the garden is taking my time as well, but I love to be out there - it's my meditation time and I'm able to create, as I do with sewing.
I had an email from a beautiful lady Maggie, who inspired me to continue blogging. She was concerned re: my absence, which I was really touched by. Just to let everyone know that I will still blog, sew and plant. Leaving for a R&R to Hawaii next week, so looking forward to returning with renewed vigour.