Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A Lighthouse

A Lighthouse
I stand as a stalwart
A tower of strength
I stand as a beacon
Silent, day and night
I stand thru the storm
The waves of the sea
I stand
I stand alone

Sunday, October 21, 2007

French Lighthouses

I had lots of neat lighthouses on my list of places to visit, and I didnt see any of them...but I'm glad for the ones I did get to see. There is only one that we went looking for...the others just happened along.
this little red hatted lighthouse is in the Honfleur harbour.
Le Hague at the 'top' of France was a destination.
This unusual lighthouse is in the main street of La Rochelle
this one is in the harbour of La Rochelle Cancale lighthouse.
Granville lighthouse.

Can you tell that I like lighthouses!!?

Thursday, October 04, 2007

World travellers

Scout and her parents have zoomed off to America for 6 wks....the little jet setter!

Not much hair to hang on to!
Wow that leaves just ma and pa at home on their own. . . All our kids are overseas!
the feels kinda strange!

Blood Moon

We had a lunar eclipse on the full moon in Aug. Wish I would have seen it. This a a pretty neat multiple exposure over the carrillion on Lake Burley Griffen in Canberra.
"It's rare, but not as a rare as blue moon.''

Scout turns ONE

"That's MY birthday cake!!" (its a birdie in case you cant tell!) my first taste of cake is SO yummy!
Just not so sure about all this attention. love my ladybug back pack.
a swing is pretty exciting too.
but books are best!

Love "walking"
I also love hats.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

..my favorite things....

We did a weeks road trip in Normandy France. There were 9 of us in 2 cars....we DID have fun.
one place we stayed in had fantastic gardens - thus the Japanese bridge.
I loved Monet's gardens at Giverny - inspiration for his paintings.
water lilies.
painted flower - don't you think God had fun creating all the different flowers??
cock a doodle do!!!
My very fav is Mont-Saint-Michel.
one of the neat places we stayed... I found a few light houses along the way!!

The American War Memorial and Cemetary was pretty impressive.
Fun on an old French carouselle

Cycling in France

Cycling in France is such a fun experience. There were 13 of us cycling - our guide took the picture. IF you want to see us, more than just our knees! you can click on the photo to make it bigger.
The Charente River was beautiful and varied.

Cheryl with the beautiful vineyard back drop.
This is one of the gorgeous old chateau or logis (farm house!) that we stayed in.
Lots of great old architecture to look at. I loved all the flowers

Thats Cheryl's back and Pete facing.
interesting detail on an old house. the rooster is a symbol of France.

Lots of old stone buildings. love the contrast of stark and nature.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

French Nights

the gorgeous little seaside port of Honfleur
at the Arc de Triomphe
night lights in Paris
moon over the pyramid of the Louvre
moon light on the Seine, Paris
Seeing Mont Saint Michel by night time...