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Summer Thunderstorms in SW France

Last Sunday was hot and sunny, then suddenly everything changed.

The sky went dark. The clouds moved in at remarkable speed. All went deathly quiet……….

Summer thunderstorm SW France

Martin took this photo just before all hell let loose….

Thunder, Lightening and Hail Stones the Size of Golf  Balls!

I’ve heard of hailstorms where ice the size of golf balls fall from the sky, but never seen the like before last Sunday afternoon. Quite a spectacular affair seen from our balcony.

Unfortunately, it meant no electric for the next 2 hours. A bit annoying when you are trying to watch the Olympics – London 2012. Still, all lights and TV connection were restored in time to watch Usain Bolt win the 100 meters dash, so I was happy!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth Tomatoes in SW France

home grown tomatoes
Why can’t I grow tomatoes like this!

Now you won’t find tomatoes like these in the supermarket! My neighbor Maurice, a spritely 82-year-old,  grew these in his vegetable garden across the road from our house deep in the heart of the countryside here in South West France.

One of the advantages of living in South West France with hot sunny summers, and having a very generous neighbor with ‘green fingers’ and many years experience of living off the land.

As you see, they are not perfect tomatoes – they are irregular shapes, have patches of green amongst the bright orange and reds, little imperfections here and there.

But who cares – they taste absolutely delicious!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

Whenever I see the new weekly photo challenge theme from the daily post, it always takes me a couple of days to reflect. This week the theme is Purple. I love color, if I have  a special project on the go, I start dreaming in the stuff!

PURPLE – yes – what have we here lying on the studio worktop:

So here is a sneak peak of work in progress for some new Wedding Table Numbers I am working on for next spring. As you can see, purple is one of the dominant colors I am using,  along with deep cerise pink and black. Such deep, rich colors. I just love working with them!

Well, still along way to go on these new designs. As soon as they are all finished and ship shape – I will let you see them in all their glory!

My 2012 Wedding Framed Table Numbers are in our Etsy shop if you want to see them.