Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Greetings From The Auvergne in France

I am finally back in the Auvergne, the section of France right in the center of the country, where I spent part of my childhood and where I return to every summer.  And I could not be happier.
For the past few days, my husband and I have been busy getting my family's house here in order, working on the garden and reconnecting to all our friends here.
Since our arrival, the weather has been absolutely lovely with lots of sunshine, warm breathes and cool nights.
As you can see, we are surrounded by fields and forests. Everything is in bloom at the moment, especially the poppies growing in between the wheat. Or behind the house.
This is the view from my kitchen window at the moment.  Did I mention how happy I am to be here?



MrsSam said...

Greeting Katia,

Oh you poor dear! Having to look at all that!
How fantastic! Everything looks especially popped with color!! Lots of rain before you came perhaps?
By the way, what's the pink and white tipped stuff in the cup above the salads?

Katia said...

I knew I could count on you to feel sorry for me. Mrs. Sam.
I'll drag you here one of these summers. You would love it. Those are radishes in the little bowl. And of course you recognize the rosé in the glass.

Anonymous said...

The poppies are so pretty everywhere. Strange, when you go "home" I am starting to feel like I'm there with you. I look forward to our trip back every year, i look forward to the lovely meals, market visits, walks, bucolic scenes, and projects. Thank you for sharing your summers with us all! Heat wave here.

Katia said...

That is so sweet, Anon. Glad I can take you home with me. More photos coming up. Have not been to the market test because we have been working non stop and just about to start on a mega project next week. I'll take you along on that adventure as well, so that you can see that it is not all poppies, rosé and walks through the countryside. But am not complaining at all.

Ellen said...

I am so happy to see the lovely photos, especially the poppies!
Do you ever rent it out? Looks idyllic.

Katia said...

Perhaps we will one day, Ellen, when all the work is done. That may still be some years away.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to leave a comment and let you know about two restaurants that closed or are closing soon on Smith st.

Ravioli Wine bar has closed and a new Venezuelan restaurant will be moving into one half of the space.

Hunter's will be closing on July 31st. The current owners sold the restaurant to new owners who will be starting their own restaurant there.