A sunny 15 January

Smack in the middle of January, gorgeous sunshine exploded on us and being here at Coin Perdu, in the barn, for the winter, it was a gift from heaven. We were outside all day whole day, even though the low temperatures of -3 degr. C( about 26.6 degr F).

By the afternoon, we were still out, and doing all the things (almost) we(and all our animals)would do on a normal summers day..

..wheeling around the bed..

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…rolling in the fields…

…lighting a barbie fire at 16h30…

…while sipping a red wine and munching on a sauccisson

…and the chickens were following the sun…

…a smoke trail is a good sign…

… silhouetted against a perfect day at 18h30…


12 responses

  1. As always, LOVE your posts!! Thank you for sending it to all of us…..I am in south-west Louisiana where all things FRENCH reign………

    January 17, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    • Thank you Cate! south west..I can believe that French is very popular there!

      January 25, 2012 at 9:08 am

  2. annie

    Glorious, Ronelle! So good to see this in January. Gives hopes that spring will come soon. So the chickens run wild when you are not there? Or a neighbor cares for them? I am so happy each time you get down to Coin Perdu.


    January 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    • thanks Annie, no, the chickens are never alon, excpet when I go into town etc. But when we leave here back to Monlouis, they and the cats get packed into their baskets and we ALL go! It is quite a sight..

      January 25, 2012 at 9:09 am

  3. Weer~eens prentjie boek mooi Vriendin!


    January 20, 2012 at 12:21 am

    • Ai, dankie Ingrid…jy ondersteun my altyd!

      January 25, 2012 at 9:09 am

  4. I absolutely LOVE this blog!! I have spent much time here going through archives.

    January 25, 2012 at 4:46 am

    • Sandy, Thank you for your warm appreciation. Ronelle

      January 25, 2012 at 9:05 am

  5. Marie-France

    Dear Ronelle,
    I just LOVE your blog. I’ve been a fan for two years and love your pictures, your recipes and your love of life. I’m French living in Southern California. While I love it here, when I read your blog and see your pictures, I miss France. Thanks for giving all of us a nice taste of what true France is.

    February 3, 2012 at 4:42 am

  6. Merci Marie -France…it warms my hear to think that I make you miss your home country!
    Thank you also for your constant support for two years…I truly appreciate it and you can’t know how much iit motivates.
    Thank you and stay well in Southern California…you can be happy you are not here at the moment…we have freezing temperatures all over France!

    February 4, 2012 at 1:14 pm

  7. barbara Dyke

    I have only recently found your blog, after seeing your adventure painting in provence. This has inspired me to take up watercolour painting, something I have always wanted to learn how to do. I love your free loose style of painting but I’m finding it hard to paint loosely … I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog & looking at all your paintings & photos of your life in France. I live in the Haute -Vienne not so far from you, & also enjoy a wonderful life living in the French style. I look forward to seeing some more of your paintings, & reding your blog.

    February 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm

  8. thank you Barbara.
    Yes, Haute vienne is just a stone throw away. Keep painting, looseness comes from just doing it again and again. But most of all, enjoy doing it!

    February 7, 2012 at 9:32 am

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