Thursday, May 17, 2012

The view from here: Sunshine yellow

Not yellow
We've not been having the best weather recently. This is a pretty typical scene from the week, but on Monday it was sunny and warm. Perfect for a walk down to the bakery to pick up the lunchtime baguette. I was on my own so I grabbed my camera and took the long way round with the intention of capturing some of the charming French features of our neighbourhood for you.

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The first thing I saw as I walked out the gate though was this bright yellow hunk of America parked outside my neighbour's house! Never seen it before and quite a step up from the beat up scooters we usually see around here.

Having been dazzled by that I found myself seeing yellow wherever I looked.

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Flowers, of course. Dandelions and buttercups are everywhere at the moment.

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House signs. Love the old tile peeking out behind the new numbers.

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Bonus Berry Blog points if you know what Chevrefeuille is!

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A flash of yellow decoration on this house in the trees.

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This cheerful chap is a a well known local but I'd never noticed the yellow fleur de lis decorating his wall before.

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Past the post office...

...and municipal planting in full golden bloom...

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...I reached my destination. Our favourite bakery that just happens to have a yellow sign! I knew that but only really saw it once I started looking out for yellow.

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And what did I buy? A tarte aux poires. A yellow dessert to finish off my yellow walk! Yum.

I hope you had a sunny day today!


  1. What an awesome post - love all the pics and love all the yellow. That fellow peaking out from the stonework window thought is freaky with a capital F. Do not like. The pear tart on the other hand looks divine - a just reward for taking some lovely photos
    P.S. Honeysuckle?

  2. Great theme for a fun post! Loved these familiar sights of La Belle France... I would not mind getting my hands on (not necessarily in that order:) 1. The charming "maison de banlieue" 2. la tarte aux poires 3. The house sign "Le Chevrefeuille." -- I will leave the rainy weather to you. Seattle has been enjoying 7 consecutive days of sun (quite inexplicably) and I love it. Bonne semaine. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  3. Looks like we got lucky last week! Honeysuckle, but I cheated... I would have guessed "cheese flower"! I took that same pic of your sign, love it. It was great to see you and your beautiful family and home. See you soon--

  4. I enjoyed the walk - yellow always lifts one's spirits.
    Bon weekend.

    1. Thank you! I'm glad I have the pictures to look at today as the skies are very grey and miserable!

  5. so fun! we've been having a lot of rain but i'm hoping the end is in sight. loved your cheerful yellow photos - especially the stamped fleur de lis!

  6. Love this post! So nice to walk along with you through yellow! I once had the bravery to paint a wall a very sunny shade of yellow. At the time I felt I should be more sensible with a mustard sort of color but I went for sunny and bright. I no longer live where that yellow wall brightened but maybe again someday! I am having such a nice time scrolling through your blog, waiting for laundry, avoiding some work and drinking an iced tea. Thank you!


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