Thursday, 10 March 2011

On attend le printemps bis...

Waiting for spring at Madame Elisabeth's orangerie. This made me feel like I was in a Jane Austen novel!
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A l'orangerie de Madame Elisabeth. En prenant cette photo, j'ai eu l'impression furtive d'être dans un roman de Jane Austen !

27 comments:

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

So, an "orangerie" is a fancy home or building? Looks like spring is springing a little bit. I don't think I get the reference to Jane Austen but I don't think I've read any Jane Austen novels.

Lois Anne has. But she tires of explaining things to me! ;-))

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Ooops! I also wanted to say I love your header!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Me again: Re "If pigs could fly..."

The photo is of a painting in a store window in a mall...in the background you see reflections of other stores in the mall. I didn't know how it would turn out, but was very pleased when I saw the result!

And your question on Stone Creek: Tim has, in the back of his golf cart, two long "noodles" made of Styrofoam which people use to keep them afloat in the swimming pool.

brattcat said...

Oh, I hope this story had a happy ending, and all the lovers ended up in the right arms in this beautiful place.

Kay L. Davies said...

We are surrounded by greenhouses here where we live, but they are so prosaic compared with an orangerie in a Jane Austen novel.
Our weather is warming up, but at least one cold spell is due by the weekend, with low temperatures dipping a good 5 degrees Celsius below normal.
Your photo, so hopeful of spring, is very welcome today.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jack said...

I do see some green in that photo. Maybe spring is indeed coming. I have always thought the word "printemps" evokes the feeling of spring.

Randy said...

It will be here soon. What a lovely photo.

T. Becque said...

Oh I don't know what an orangerie is (my American brain thinks of growing oranges :( but it looks very pretty.

Olivier said...

"bis" mais ou as tu vu un printemps "first" ;)) mais l'endroit au printemps doit etre magnifique

Thirtytwo degrees said...

I like the perspective...you have a good eye. Very much like a florist would see it.

Paulie said...

I like the glow of light on the side of the building!

Magpie said...

Looks like a lovely place to meet Mr. Darcy! Smiles!

cieldequimper said...

@ Magpie: Mr Darcy will do fine, especially if it's Colin Firth thank you! :-)

Cergie said...

Pourquoi ? Tu n'as pas été invitée à la party ?
Ou ta robe n'est pas assez belle, tu n'as pas les accessoires ?
Tu as honte de ta conversation ou de ta mère qui veut à tout prix marrier ta soeur aînée ?

Bergson said...

je vois pas trop le rapport avec les romans de Jane

sans doute as tu été trop harcelée par ton collègue

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm fan of Jane Austen novels! :)
I imagine this fence full of flowers!
Léia

*** You were right, Marina was almost with the singer in the stage! hehehe
Elle a tombé amoureuse pour lui! :)

Woody said...

Ha, I just finished building a small greenhouse for my wife, but it doesn't look anything like this ;-)

Nice to see some green.

VP said...

I am a great admirer of Jane Austen’s novels!

SRQ said...

Spring is coming! Nice composition with this scene.

EG Wow said...

The green leaves are catching my eyes! SPRING!

Virginia said...

I am right there in that novel with you. Lovely composition!
V

JM said...

What a lovely detail on the wall! I can see why you have mentioned Jane Austen.

Charlotte said...

Hi C,
Wonderful picture. I too get a notion of Jane Austen... It's beautiful!

Loree said...

Pretty pictures. I am enjoying your little glimpses of spring in Versailles.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love that novel and this is just delightful... wish I had a castle-like greenhouse comme ça... Where is that Mr. Darcy???

Bisous,
Genie

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful, soft and very romantic. MB

Becky said...

OH to be in a Jane Austen novel! Lol! I actually just finished a series of books by author Stephanie Barron about the life of Jane Austen. They are all fiction, but she does a MARVELOUS job of capturing what I'm sure Jane was like, and throwing in a murder mystery for the clever Jane to solve, all as I enjoy "living" in Georgian England.