Thursday, June 23, 2011

le breuil


so we stayed
in an old renovated farmhouse
on the expansive property
of a 15th century castle.

it was a unique
and of course stunningly picturesque landscape,
complete with working farm,
wheat and sunflower fields,
15th century trees,
old farmhouse buildings,
and old mill,
a little old winery with scattered winepresses,
and of course a pool
which sat next to the castle
and caused one to ponder on the reality
of such magnificence in which she found herself
somehow in the middle
(while making sure none of the three little ones
made any more unwanted plunges
into the water--
especially that baby who
just loved the diving board),
it was a fairy tale,
as happens to be so easy to find
in that country we can't stay away from.


























5 comments:

Ann said...

Those pictures are not real, no way. How did you ever leave?

Maggie Ann said...

I loved seeing your pictures....they are wonderful, almost made me feel as if I were there too. Great shots of your little ones!

Sweetpea in France said...

Rapturous applause from my own idyllic part of France. Somehow you capture the beauty because you stop in reality.

greta said...

Amazing.

mer said...

jen, your photos are beautiful. so great seeing you!