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Monday, February 27, 2012

The French Green House blog

My little friend Laurent l'agneau

Oakleaf monoprint

The Gartemp River, Viennes
Lambing season has just started, and I was so lucky to make a new friend on the absolutely marvellous walks that abound around my sisters B&B, fields, rivers, streams, and lots and lots of paths to choose from, Larry the lamb, or in French he has to be Laurent l'agneau I guess, was just tooooooo cute for words, with that nasty lamb virus around, even cuter for being so perfect!
I love walking, a good stick, a nice dog, and a pair of sturdy boots, I can walk for hours and hours, collecting all kinds of "rubbish", oakleaf that I promptly printed coming home, getting some very pretty monoprints, and other odds and sodds, of which there is a lot in the country, seeing the peregrin falcons sitting in the trees, hearing the skylarks telling you that spring is just around the corner... -5 at night...hmmmmm, really ?? It is so strange coming back to Southern Spain, where we are now in full on wonderful sunladen Spring..... not a drop of rain has fallen almost the whole winter, and much as I know that that is terrible, what you can't do anything about you should enjoy! And I am, sun on my arms, replanting all the pots of the front of my house with wonderful colourful spring flowers....
Rambling, both foot wise and in my head, is wonderful......:o) You can follow Monica's (my sisters) blog and get lots of tips on walks and nature at The French Green House

7 comments:

  1. "Laurant L'Agneau" indeed! So funny - and really rather cute too!

    Glad you had a lovely holiday. The monoprint is nice - I like the colours and texture. Oak leaves are lovely anyway, but this gives them a "new and trendy" look!

    Have a lovely time in the sunshine. We have been having some warm weather too. The temperatures see-saw between around 3 or 4 degrees, to 16 or 17 degrees, with either lovely sunshine, or freezing cold fog. The weekend was great, but today was yukky. We're all making the most of the sunny days - lots of photos, working in the garden, getting jobs done. I tend to hibernate on the cold days though (I want to be back in Spain then!).

    Have a great week at home. I'm already planning another Print project - and about to post the little project I did when I got home from Mijas.

    Did you see the video that Nick Morley posted on his blog? You really should - I think you'll love it! http://linocutboy.blogspot.com/2012/02/reduction-linocuts-of-la-neon-signs-by.html

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  2. Mariann - How can I be adopted by your family? LOL! 'Tis good to live vicariously. It sounds like a lovely place, and the idea of returning home to sunny Spain sounds heavenly. xox Pam

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    1. i'll adopt you any time Pam, you are my blog mentor! always have such a good laugh reading your posts!hug!

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  3. Oops, I'm having "comment trouble"!

    Did you see that Pam was the winnner of my "Spanish Lemons" print, in the draw I did on Sunday?
    She's quite pleased about it too (!). So, the print is winging its way across the Atlantic, on its way to Maryland.

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  4. Love making those kind of monoprints, my kind of accessible! Your holiday sounds wonderful, just like here but dry!We've had 3m of solid rain (well, almost ;)I just put my hood up!I'll come back ing the morning to watch your videos.

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