Friday, August 24, 2012

A Brittany Bouquet With Reflections . . .

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Why post a picture of of a bright bouquet ? Well, just because. But maybe it was someone's birthday very recently. Or maybe it is someone's wedding anniversary tomorrow. Or maybe... just because life should always be brightly lit by flaming pink bouquets. These flowers cut from the garden outside were seen in a house in Brittany a few days ago. My mother-in-law's to be precise. At 85 she still takes pleasure in gardening and arranging her bright bouquets.
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And for once am getting in relatively early to James Weekend Reflections, with this shot in very old glass in Brittany, in the town of Treguier. I love how the warped surface distorts the shutters and gutter of the house across the street. "Life is but a dream..."
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A few days after the black and white shots were taken shown two posts back, we went back on a much sunnier day to see the house between the rocks in a different light, and caught a bit of a reflection in the pond as well. As you can see the ocean is just behind the rocks and house. Apparently a few years ago during a storm a large wave washed over the property, submerging the car. A precarious place to live.
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28 comments:

Owen said...

PS, and even the bouquet of flowers is a reflection photo, although it is not as evident at first glance as in the other two, but there is a mirror behind the flowers, in which you can see a bit of reflection there also...

'Tsuki said...

Cette vitre a été faire à l'ancienne, soufflée... J'aime beaucoup l'effet de son verre bullé que tu as très bien en valeur sur cette photo.

La dernière photos est bien fun : une 'tite maison à soi sur un bon de presqu'il soit doit être sympa (sauf par temps de grande marée, hein !!!) Par contre, ça me gonflerait d'habiter au bout du monde (là ou se fini'ct'terre ?) et de trouver le moyen de me taper quand même un voisin, oin !!!

(J'ai répondu à ton message sur mon blog, biz à pluche !)

louciao said...

May you and yours only ever be submerged in reflecting pools of sweet-scented, pink-hued feelings of happiness.

Owen said...

Merci 'Tsuki, et oui, avoir des voisins quand on cherche le bout du monde n'est pas evident à accepter. Et en plus, en face de cette maison sur une hauteur un peu plus loin se trouve une très imposante propriété, peut-être la raison pour laquelle cet endroit s'appelle le Point du Chateau, près de Plougrescant, Finistère...

Owen said...

Dearest Lynne, we are so submerged right now in pink hued happiness that with the Grenouille and our two tadpoles we are going to go out for pizza right now to celebrate... And tomorrow we celebrate 20 years of wedded life... la vie en rose ! Big Bizes to British Columbia...

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful reflections for the day, Owen!! Wishing you and your wife a very Happy 20th Anniversary!! Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend and celebration!

Malyss said...

I've been to that place in Brittany, and I know this house..
and I absolutely LOVE your window reflection!

Steve said...

Thank you for the flowers, Owen. next time a box of chocolates would be lovely. ;-)

Pat Tillett said...

Congratulations to the both of you!
Lovely photos Owen! I LOVE that dangerous house...

Nadege said...

Happy twenty wonderful years together! Congratulations!

barbara l. hale said...

Lovely colors in that bouquet! I can't believe that house! That has to be one very brave family living there. But it's cool.

James said...

Three beautiful reflection photos! I love the look of the reflection in the window. It's like a window made of water.

PS. I gave your blog a mention at my Something Sighted blog. :)

Leora said...

What a beautiful collection of photos. The colors in the flowers are stunning. I like your house in the rocks very much - pretty area. I don't think I would want to live there, though.

Minkitink said...

Oh, I think I love the house ... on the photo it looks so quiet ...
Great glass reflections as well :-)
Have a nice weekend!

Owen said...

Many thanks to one and all...

Steve, you will have to come over here for the chocolates ! Will squirrel away a few for you...

James, I went, I saw, I wrote... amazing, we both photographed the same sculpture, I spent hours in that place, and found Lorenzini's tomb as well...

Dianne said...

Ah! That's just what I needed to brighten my day ... A beautiful vase of flowers. How lovely your Mother in Law still takes the time to bring beauty into her life.
Your wobbly reflection shot is superb!

Robert Geiss said...

What an amazing piece of environment - thank you for this journey. And yes, the house is probably unique. Would move there yesterday if possible. Please have you all a wonderful weekend ahead.

Alistair said...
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Alistair said...

Hi Owen hope you are well. I don't comment much but I read every post. The flowers at the top are loveky as are the words to describe them.

The ancient glass reflextion is one of my favourite photo's from you of late and you're right the distortion is perfect - almost seeming to liquify the stone.

The house of the rocks makes me yearn for France again - Roll on next month!

Many thanks. Have a great weekend!


That's better - I should proof read before hitting 'publish' every time.......

K'line said...

Le reflet des fenêtres dans l'eau, ces volets liquides, une ensemble très beau et magique. Bravo !

Nefertiti said...

Superbe la photo de la fenetre,bravo !

Gwen Buchanan said...

Just the thought of a bouquet like that would keep me happy for months...

and the house between the rocks ... wow so unique...

Both, stunning photos!!!

Stickup Artist said...

Happy Birthday to whomever, and many congratulations on your milestone of twenty years of marriage! Beautiful photos, but I really do appreciate seeing the house in color. The subtle tones make it look idyllic! To me, it seems well worth any risks. Happy Days to you and your family!!

Peter Olson said...

However, the house looks so firmly attached to the rocks! ... of course it doesn't hinder it from getting a bit wet now and then, days with less reflections!

Owen said...

Again thanks to one and all !

Am still amazed after nearly four years of keeping this blog going that anyone found it at all in the vast wilderness of the blog lands; and am even more amazed by your warmth, kindness, and intelligence that comes shining through the words you leave here from time to time. Know that I am touched by them. Without fail.

Am going back to work tomorrow after three glorious weeks of vacation... will blog when I can... Take good care...

Le Journal de Chrys said...

Ohhhh qu'elle est extra cette maison coincée dans la roche!!!


Et en plus, il doit y avoir plein de chouettes balades à faire tout près.

Belle journée à toi Owen

Monica said...

Hi Owen, and thanks for your visit and comment on my old car post! Now, I have traveled in your blog, and yes,- I can see we have the same interests in old cars!
You have many, many wonderful photos, like the two in this post. Fantastic!
If it is ok, I'll follow your blog?!
Regards from Norway:)

Nathalie said...

J'adore les distortions de ta deuxième photo. Pour les fleurs, je n'aurais jamais imaginé un reflet. Quant à la maison de ta troisième photo, je l'ai vue en carte postale moult fois et si je me souviens bien, elle a fait l'objet d'un procès de droit à l'image, non ?