I’ve been trying to decide whether to bring you something actually silly or something warm and sunny, in keeping with reflections on warmer times as winter drags on, and I’ve hit on what I think is a rather clever compromise. Though there’s nothing really silly in the content of my photo, I made the shot in the Basse-Normandy region of northwestern France in April 2002, and the name of the commune in which this lovely spot is located is—and I’m not making this up—Silly-en-Gouffern. You can Google it to verify this, if you don’t believe me. Anyway, when I saw the name, my curiosity was hopelessly piqued, and I had to find something to take with me from this opportunity. A few minutes after I’d seen the sign, I spotted this magnificent but apparently-abandoned structure surrounded by a field of springtime blue bells quite close to the road, so I stopped to investigate further.
I can still clearly remember lying on my chest among the flowers to get this perspective, and barely resisting the impulse to put the camera down, curl up, close my eyes, and have a nice nap in the spring sun. Given another chance, I might well follow the urge!
Well, wow, I don’t know if I’d go that far but I sure was excited when I found it there!
A wonderful spot for a photo and a nap…Love the blue bells.
Thanks, Charlie. Blue bells were the first thing that came to mind and I had to look them up to be sure. Happily, I was right. They really are spccial!
I would love to have a nap there right now :). It looks so peaceful and warm.
I would too, Cindy. I can also remember the gentle buzz of happy, spring insects, a gentle breeze, the perfume of the abundance of flowers, (yawn)…
Every now and then a post and photograph pull an honest, “Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh…” out of me, as did yours. Sublime!
Hi, TL, thanks for your visit and your compliment!
So beautiful! :) i can almost smell those bluebells.
I was starting to feel like Dorothy trying to make it through the poppy fields!
Thank you for the hope in this vision of Spring!
Nice to think back to springy blues when in the trough of wintry blues!
Looks like English bluebells! Very nice! :)
Pretty much the same, I’d say, except for the accent…
What a beautiful place! Perfect for a rest and a photo!
Oh, yeah, I could really use one just about now!