Monday, 27 July 2009

Ceci n'est pas Versailles !

Well, I'm back from the westernmost part of France. Just this once, here are several photos of what proved to be a rainy holiday. That's a bit of an exaggeration, but five days were simply Monsoon-like. Me voilà de retour de Quimper. Une entorse aux photos versaillaises, voici quelques photos pluvieuses. Bien évidemment, il n'a pas plu tout le temps, mais pendant cinq jours ce fut la mousson !
Every evening the sky was gorgeous. Tous les soirs, le ciel était superbe !
Every morning, the same view changed drastically! Tous les matins, la même vue était méconnaissable !
It didn't stop me from going places! Ca ne m'a pas empêchée de bouger !

I even enjoyed ze beach! Je suis même allée à la plage !
A holiday like this one involves a lot of reading... Evidemment, j'ai beaucoup lu...
And finally...! Ecstasy! Et finalement, ce fut l'extase !
I hope you are all well! J'espère que vous allez tous bien !

26 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Funny way to describe your holiday: rain, some good books and nice weather at last. I hope you enjoyed it anyway.

Antjas said...

Welcome back. Glad you were able to find pleasure in the simple things. It has been very rainy here in New England as well.

Clueless in Boston said...

Interesting post of your holiday. I guess the moral is always bring some good books and a camera.

Jacob said...

Welcome!!! It is so nice to have you back! CDP simply hasn't been the same!

And what a great series of photos...so sorry about the weather...but you must have caught up on some reading...I like the photo of the highway...a bit fearsome. And "ecstasy" is a perfect way to end a holiday and a photo series!

Hope that your knee has healed, too.

Greetings from Lois Anne also!

James said...

Welcome back and thanks for sharing the wet pictures. We have plenty of rain here too. I like the top and bottom pictures the best, also la plage.
Have a great day!

Olivier said...

et apres on dit qu'il ne pleut pas en Bretagne ;o)) j'adore ta photo sur la plage avec les parapluies, superbe couleur. Ce qui compte c'est que tu en as quand meme profitées

Cezar and Léia said...

Welcome back dear Ciel!
What a cool post! It's a pity that was raining "cats and dogs"there! LOL okay but I see it is great for rest and reading a lot!
God bless you
Léia

Bonjour Luxembourg

Small City Scenes said...

Yay! she's back. missed you! Sounds like you had a great holiday despite the weather. Good for you. MB

greensborodailyphoto.com said...

Truly a bilingual blogger reading all those books one in English, one in French! Sounds you didn't let the weather rain on your parade! Welcome back to blog-land.

Cergie said...

Ca c'est du ciel de Quimper, du vrai !
Ce matin sur Cergy qui n'est pas loin de Versailles ce furent les chutes du Niagara. L'avantage est que pour ceux qui sont partis en vacances ils n'ont pas de souci / la sécheresse du jardin. Mais faut pas exagérer il ne pleut pas tout le temps, hier on était morts de chaud. Ce fut le cas pour toi durant tes vacances comme le montrent tes top pictures : tout un voyage sans bouger.

Bergson said...

tu ne fais pas trop de piub à une région qui souffre de la sécheresse toute l'année

Bonne vacnaces

B SQUARED said...

Welcome back. You have been missed!

brattcat said...

Thank you for those great holiday shots and comments. It feels as if you took us along with you. I can just imagine waking up to rain, day after day. But it really gave you permission to rest and read a bit, didn't it? And then the glorious day on the water, rather than under the weather. Wonderful!

Halcyon said...

Happy to have you back!!! And glad to hear the weather in Bretagne hasn't changed. :)

Natalie said...

The first photo of the clouds is my favorite. They look so full that they're about to burst with rain. The sailboats are lovely on the blue water with the beautiful sky behind.

Lee Spangler said...

Welcome back. I missed your posts and the comments on mine. The rain feels so good. I've moved to the dry part of the state after living in a cool rain forest for 39 yrs and I can't wait for a cooling shower.

alice said...

Depuis hier, il fait un temps superbe (je dis ça juste pour te faire enrager bien sûr ;-))

Becky said...

Oh, beautiful skies! And the beach shot...perfect for your book "Tales Out of Oregon." That's what Oregon's coast is like a majority of the time. It's part of what makes the Oregon Coast so beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

@ Alice : ah ce ciel bleu hier une fois passé Ploërmel sur la voie express... Grrrrr... Et le pompom c'est que les nuages m'ont suivie !

tapirgal said...

Like everyone else, I'm delighted to see you back! What an amazing week of weather you had. And you read about Oregon :) I don't know that book. I'm online all the time. A week of reading sounds nice, but you probably would have liked a week of better tourist weather. Maybe you'll have to go back! I enjoyed your travel photos.

m_m said...

Welcome! Nice to see you posting!
Great you had at least few days with great weather!
Regards,
m_m

Dina said...

Yay, you're back! Glad you were determined to have a good time despite the rain. Your pictures give the feel of it.

JM said...

Such contrasting photos are just amazing!
Welcome back, Ciel!

Per Stromsjo said...

Some literature, ze beach, skies with character... that doesn't sound half bad?

Good to have you back.

paulboo said...

I once spent two weeks cycling in Brittany, I think it rained on 8 of those days, heavy rain with strong winds too!! I still enjoyed the place though :o)) Hope you had a good rest on that beach!?

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Glad you are back, Ciel!

Sharon