The view from my window

Writing 101 Day Two: A Room with a View:

Its early, about 7am and I am rudely woken by the rooster in the neighbouring yard. I open my eyes a crack to see where I am.

I can see a sliver of light shining through the louvred doors capturing the dust particles trapped within their beam. I turn over in the crisp cotton sheets of my bed trying to fight the urge to rise.

Noises come from below and are calling me to attention.  I open the shutters and step out onto the balcony.  Garlic wafts its way upwards to greet me reminding me of the delicious meal I had in the restaurant the night before.  Its market day here so it must be Wednesday.  The melodic tunes of voices haggling over the price of olives gives me pleasure and reminds me why I love this place.  The French accent is so beguiling that even when in a heated conversation it still sounds pleasant to the ear.

I arrived yesterday late in the afternoon and now I am “home”.  All the things I love about this place are what I see from my balcony, everything is right with the world for this moment and I just stand there soaking it all in, the ancientness, the traditions still strongly adhered to in this modern day, the smells, the sounds, everything is a feast to the senses.

Home – Saint Remy De Provence – France – the home of my soul.

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  1. Wow Karen! That was great – and what a place to be! It’s a perfect accompaniment to your stunning photos. It brought a lot of auditory ‘images’ to my mind, which I suppose is the perfect counterpoint to the visuals 🙂


  2. Thanks a bunch 🙂 . I know when I reread it, I realised I placed more emphasis I think on the sounds and smells almost rather than describing visually but in France that’s what tends to happen to me, its a feel as well as a look but I felt I should have been more visually descriptive.


  3. Wish I was there, really felt I was there, so descriptive Karen….love it


  4. I love looking at the pictures!


  5. You did great for this challenge! I could almost feel like I’m on the spot with you 🙂


  6. great photos, and words that describe that place and paint other pictures.


  7. What beautiful pictures, and description too. I felt like I was there for a minute!


  8. I want to go to the street in St. Remy. That is so beautiful. I love the pale colors. Well written…I enjoy your writing style! 🙂

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  9. Karen, your wonderfully written story, even without the images, transported me to St. Remy. I could feel, hear, and smell all that you described. And then I looked through your gallery. Just fantastic. Truly. You gave me a slice of heaven today – thanks for that. I hope you’ll be posting more photos from this beautiful place.

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  10. Gorgeous on all counts, Karen. Love “traveling with” you.


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