last weekend’s sojourn…
Posted in france, pia's photos October 31st, 2008 by piablog

…as you know I snuck away to France last weekend. It is the same place in fact, that I took you to when I first started this blog at Christmas time last year, do you recall? (Click here to see it back then in it’s wintry glory.) This time it was of course Autumn in this special place in the east of France, and all the leaves on the trees were turning magnificent shades of gold, orange and red. On my way there I saw a billboard by the forest that said…

Plongez au coeur du poΓ©me vert…

Which means “Let your heart dive into a poem of green”. How beautiful. It was the perfect way to describe how I felt about this wonderful place (had this billboard read my mind?)…

I found myself writing my own little simple poem…

I love these Autumn trees
with their paper-thin golden leaves
that flutter in the breeze…

I asked French Boy the names of the trees in the forest as we drove to our destination, and he rattled off the following names: Le ChΓͺne (oak), Le HΓͺtre (beech), Charme, Acacia, Charmille, Bouleau (white birch) and Peuplier. It all sounds so much more magical en franΓ§ais

There are many things I love in this area, but I especially love the farm houses – each one has it’s own vegetable garden, and often it’s own cattle, sheep, or horses…

It was a brief stay, but just enough time to go for an afternoon stroll, eat and drink the local victuals, go market scouring, and collect a trunk-full of wine and cheese to bring home. Next week I will show you my brocante finds from the trip, and this weekend we are hosting a wine and cheese night to share our Jura specialities with friends. But before I sign off here for the week, I have one more post for you from the trip…

(PS I love this song with this post)

(PPS But now I also love this song with it too. And here it is live.)

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  1. sofia says

    uhhmmm I LOVE sheeps, love love them. Ok :). Uhhmm this is so perfect, Pia.

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  2. Martha B. says

    Pia- Vos photos sont belles! :) I would love to see France…maybe someday!

    Martha B.

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  3. nadia says

    pia the pictures they are lovely, i lov ethese kind of dives.
    i like your poem too.

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  5. Danielle says

    this post is so stunning, i have honestly had to look at it in small doses! its just such a beautiful and romantic destination, and the music selection ..perfect. if i had gone there, i am not so sure i would ever want to return….in fact, i think that may be the main reason i have not gone to the french country yet myself!

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  7. Jeska says

    Wonderful post. What a lovely place to spend a couple of days.

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  8. Emily says

    What a beautiful weekend trip. I adore your photos Pia. The light is so magical.

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  9. Tartelette says

    Even though it’s not “my region”, I am officially homesick!! We decided to go home in the Spring instead of Christmas and it seems like ages away so thank you for this!

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  10. shill says

    fantastic photos!!!

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  11. Megan says

    stunning. brilliant. i’m moved to tears.

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