Fresco Paintings — Nicolaus Greschny

Some years ago, we were lucky enough to view a tiny Chapel, lost deep in the less-frequented regions of the Tarn. Its exact location is best forgotten  as one of our party of three had wheedled the key from whomever it was who held it (not me I might add). It isn’t normally open to the…

Our Old Flagstones get a New Home

…. from a pile of slabs……. to a classy stone floor ….here’s how… We laid these flagstones in an “Opus Romain” pattern — laying the flags in regular rows,  but varying the row-width across adjacent rows. You need to decide beforehand on which widths you are going to use. Commercially available flooring in this pattern…

A Walk, A Church, A Door, Texture & The Color Lilac

One of the things I love doing when on a walk here in South West France, whether it be in town or country, is to explore the color and textures that surround us in our environment. Let’s have a closer look at this church that I came across at St. Sabine. “Yes, I thought, quite…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth Tomatoes in SW France

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…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside – The Old Suitcase

I love the flea markets that are in our region of South West France during the summer months. I found this battered old suitcase at one of them the other week. What a surprise  when I opened it up and found inside…….. All these books! I just couldn’t resist – especially as the price was…

Our tiny hamlet – Fabre de Lagrange

Our little hamlet, Fabre de Lagrange is situated in the commune of Penne, in the Tarn department, in the Midi-Pyrenées region of south west France. The image shows detail from one of the map-charts  (le cadastre)  that are stored at the Mairie in Penne our local village. Dark red : this is our property which…