I hope Maryluz does not mind being a part of my blog - her comment was a welcome cool breeze in what has been a hot and humid week home from France to Illinois.
Will post more Studio Escalier alumni and instructor comments over the next few weeks, as well as offering quick mini-trips back to memorable places visited over the past three months.
Above, Argenton-Chateau waterfall from which John drew inspiration for his outdoor landscape. Below, more water scenes: Views near the Seine River in Paris.
Below, Rena at Argenton-Chateau pool on a day we had the whole pool to ourselves, and a tiny river at another small town near our home in France.
Now that I have cooled off, other travel plans: Since I was unable to return to my previous employer, will be interviewing and experiencing a job search for the first time since 1999. Part of my "traveller's joy" will be describing my new adventure; either looking for a new career - or creating my own business!
When I started this blog in May 2007, it was for the sole purpose of staying in touch with friends and family while we traveled to Europe for three months. I am still staying in touch. "Traveller's Joy" clematis vitalba: Wildflower found throughout southwest Europe/Africa. Used for medicinal purposes and found "climbing and covering" the roadsides of Europe.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman