Thursday, August 15, 2013

Summer Gold in Aix-en-Provence




I would make a poor alchemist as gold is not a word I cling to. And yet, each summer I am drawn like moth to flame as the stones of Aix reflect a vibrant luminosity.


Eyes distilled with a liquid prism, I wander and bask in the hue.











20 comments:

Cheryl said...

Ah, your prose, and this series of photographs is stunning. Such a wonderful way to wake up! Thank you.
Cheryl

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

I almost need my sunnies or this post! Love the looks heather x

meredith said...

I just dropped off my teen in the golden city.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Only a few words, but so beautifully penned and complemented by your images. Warm regards

Karen Albert said...

Dear Heather, you have brought some sunshine into my life today!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designer Series

Virginia said...

Heather,
A lovely collection today. I savored each and every one of them!
Merci,
V

Judith Ross said...

Ooh la la, how I love these photos -- especially the way the first two work together.

Greetings to you, dear Heather, from Little Cranberry Island way up in Northern Maine.

materfamilias said...

Gorgeous, thank you!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Golden moments you provided us today, Heather!

La Contessa said...

You have just transported me there!BLESS YOU!Love the reflection in the glass..............

puppyfur said...

First, now Aix is added to the list. Such amazing pictures, and prose....second, to Judith above....which Cranberry Island in Maine? There is more than one. Je suis jalouse! From a New England native, although I know how lucky we are to be in France.;-)

George Snyder said...

You've inspired us! Aix is now on the itinerary for our Spring Break holiday. Will keep you posted.
XXXXX

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I thoroughly enjoy looking at the world through your camera lens.

Unknown said...

Summer gold indeed...beautiful! I love looking at your worlds through your camera lens and your words. Milles mercis, Heather, from Leslie in Portland, Oregon

Unknown said...

ittle Cranberry Island in (off) northern Maine sounds just about perfect, Judith (at least as far as spots in the U.S. go...). Are there any cranberry bogs there? kayaks for rent? lobster stands? foghorns? two happy Connecticuters? We are soon to depart for a short séjour in a little cabin on Wallowa Lake. I hope we all, inspired by Heather travels this summer, enjoy our temporary havens! Leslie in Oregon

Glamour Drops said...

These golden tones are so uplifting...i often wonder if it is because of our inherent love of gold the world over (notwithstanding your disclaimer above!)...or whether it is simply the softness of golden light, or indeed perhaps it is our dependence on light/ sun itself.

Whatever it is, tis beauty regardless. x

silkannthreades said...

Golden! I love looking in your photos at the way the buildings sit so beautifully with age and imperfection. Here, most homes are new and newer and people, myself included, slave to keep them looking pristine and unblemished. Why, I wonder? Because of what the neighbours will think of us? If we are less than perfect? Gallivanta

Greet Lefèvre said...

Oh Heather,
I miss the Provence!!! I really do hope that we make it next year to come over!
I am dreaming away by seeing these 'golden' images!
xx
Greet

simpleimages2 said...

Golden as the Northern California hills.

Sara Louise said...

Love me some Aix!