Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Hi girls! I have returned from a fabulous three day trip with DH to the Drôme and Izere districts of Central France. It was absolutely breathtaking! We had good weather, a good hotel and visited some awesome places! We dropped our son David off at his holiday home so that we could enjoy a break for the next couple of weeks.

I will share my winner with you first. Random Org gave me the number 27 - I had thirty comments and had to deduct three of them, which gave me Brenda in South Africa as the lucky one to receive the candy. I wish I could send all of you something, I really do - but its just fair play and the way it goes. Congratulations Brenda, please send me your new address, I will packing up your winnings in the next couple of days.

 I will share a couple of photos which I took so you can enjoy what we saw too! Can you see the bicycles going through the arch? It was awesome! These gorges are called the 'Combe Laval' - a huge stretch with lots of arches and just one small wall of protection!

This is in a place called Pont-en-Royans, a village which was just amazing. These houses are called 'Maisons suspendues. You could catch a wonderful Rainbow Trout in these rivers..

As you know I have a passion for butterflies and this one beats them all. The agility, elegance and swiftness of this Swallowtail is incredible.

I will be sharing more this week.
Thanks for your visit and interest and all the lovely, warm comments you leave. Thank you!



  1. You are SO fortunate, Jacqueline, to have these beautiful places to visit! Yes, please, lots more pictures, I hope. And congrats to Brenda!

  2. wonderful pictures! And congrats to the winner

  3. Breathtaking scenery Jacqueline, and congratulations to the winner.

  4. I'm so happy for Brenda - yippee!

    Love these amazing photos - so glad you're planning to share more, Jacqueline - wow! Hugs to you! :)

  5. I'm so glad you share your lovely photography...I get to see so much beauty in your part of the world that I would miss otherwise.
    Congrats to Brenda, she's a lucky girl!

  6. You are lucky to live in a country as grogeous as France. The photos of your trip are gorgeous. And the buttefly; wow!
    Congrats to Brenda!

  7. Amazing pictures. What a lovely place to take a trip. I wish I was capable to catching butterflies on camera like that1

  8. Fabulous photos although the top one gave me vertigo just looking at it, is that a road, surely not ?
    and I love the high up houses too


  9. Fabulous shots Jacqueline.......Glad to hear you had a lovely time !
    God bless
    love and hugs
    Chris richards

  10. Hurrah for Brenda - enjoy the prize, especially that beautiful card! Love all your photos, Jacqueline - that butterfly is amazing!!

  11. Oh Wow Jacqueline! I can't actually believe that I got this lucky! Thank you so much, this will certainly lift my spirits! Can't wait to smell that Lavender sachet! Thank you so very much! And thank you for sharing those gorgeous pictures of France. There are still so many areas I want to go and see there even though we did travel quite a lot around France with my Dad when we were little, unfortunately a lot of it is very foggy in my memory! Will e-mail you shortly with my new address! Hugs XXX

  12. Wow, stunning photos, that butterfly is awesome. Congrats to the winner of your candy, too.

  13. Oh what stunning photos ... I would love to visit there ... but never would I go up those roads with the arch!! Thanks so much for sharing

  14. Your photos are stunning. Looks like a gorgeous place to visit. I cant wait to see more photos.

    Congrats to the lucky winner..


  15. Your photos are breathtakingly beautiful Jacqueline, really love the scenery!
    Congrats to the winner!!

  16. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos! And thanks for sharing your creativity re: stamping!

  17. Wow Jacqueline your photos are stunning, what a beautiful country France is.

  18. Jacqueline, those beautiful shots could be postcards! Thanks for sharing! And congratulations to Brenda!

  19. Oh, Such beautiful photos, Jacqueline. I hope you enjoy this summer and you stil are going stronger.

    Big hugs

  20. Love your photos - and your cards are beautiful!
    I recently posted a few photos of an eastern tiger swallowtail that visited our coneflowers. If you want to take a look, here is the link to my blog post.


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