Sunday, 27 July 2008

Bits and pieces...

... of a private home where we passed some relaxing days in wine-paradise.

22 comments:

jen laceda said...

i chanced upon your blog and i love it! your son is lucky to have a very hands on father. my husband and i are going through a messy, year-long home renovation...and would love to have someone like you! i am so going to put you on my favourites. your photography is beautiful, poetic. i am a beginner and will be looking to you for inspiration...:)

Blognote said...

That is very kind of you, Jen Laceda! I really appreciate your kind words but I am sure that your photographic eye will catch the right moments appropriately.

We have nearly finished the demolishing works in my son's appartment. Tomorrow will be the last day. Then, in September abd October, when all main renovation works have been done by the professionals, we will do all the paint work. Although the work is harder than I expected, I have a lot of fun doing this. All the best with your "home-works"!

Virginia said...

The blue water and the yellow house are very striking. THe pretty flowers at the window are the icing on the cake. What a gorgeous area you found. How delightful!

Ming the Merciless said...

Oohh....that looks so peaceful and relaxing. I love the yellow colors on the neighbors home too.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Simple but striking. The colours are so pure.

Julie said...

The combination of the mustard and the blue is, indeed, very striking. It looks like a glorious summer's day with nary a cloud in the sky. I like the design of the weather vane.

Blognote said...

Thank you, Virginia!!

Thank you too, Ming!!
The swimming pool has been fenced off but belongs to the yellow house.

Grazie Suzanne!!

Blognote said...

Thank you, Julie!!
Those were extremely beautiful days with not a cloud in the sky. No humidity at all, just a small breeze.

Knoxville Girl said...

I really like those primary colors, they make this photo just pop right off the screen. And it's so hot in my town today that I'd love to crawl right into the picture and take a dip in their pool!

Sherry Stewart said...

What do you have to pay for a pretty place like that there? Maybe I should move to Italia! :)

Another excellent shot, such nice color combinations.

Dusty Lens said...

lovely pool to relax and cool off from the summer heat. Hope your work is going smoothely and without troubles.

Identity Crisis said...

I really need to get out more. the world is so beautiful. thank you for your visit.

Kathrine said...

Hi!
Just wanted to let you know, that I'm linking to your blog on my post today.

Have a nice day!

/Kathrine, Copenhagen Daily Photo

Dido said...

I'm not jealous. I am NOT jealous!!! What a fab spot. And how lucky is your son to have you help him build his nest. Our house is in the process of being done up and my dad would love to help, but unfortunately he's across the water...

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice colors. Simple pool.

LeenaM said...

Very wise to take some days off and to rest even about photographing!

The landscape view in other day could be from Scotland, but something is totally different. I was wondering, is it only the light, what is so smooth in your photo. Beautiful.

babooshka said...

Nie to see you back. Really does look like an perfect place. Sunshine yellow and cornflower blue remind so much of Provence.

ken mac said...

let's all meet up and dive in. I'll bring the brews...

angela said...

What pristine colours. I love the combination of the yellow and blue and the air is so clear.
Is that a volcano in the background?

omami said...

c'est une endroit magnifique et si relaxant, your so lucky to be there for vacation. Vino!!

omami said...

c'est une endroit magnifique et si relaxant, your so lucky to be there for vacation. Vino!!

Blognote said...

Thank you, all of you for yor kind comments!! I am glad you liked this photo too.
We were just so lucky to have such beautiful weather during those days. The air was crisp and consequently the light was so intense. Notwithstanding the high temperatures it seemed like being high up in the mountains.

Just to answer Angela's question. That is not a vulcano on the background. It is the highest of the hills in the area, covered with trees and also with vineyards.