Silly Saturday: Silly, indeed!

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.

Silly-en-Gouffern Apr 02I 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!

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Welcome to Krikit Arts! I'm a veterinarian; photographer; finger-style guitarist, composer, instructor, and singer/songwriter; fisherman; and fly-tyer. Please enjoy--and please respect my full rights to all photos on this Website!
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16 Responses to Silly Saturday: Silly, indeed!

  1. A wonderful spot for a photo and a nap…Love the blue bells.

  2. I would love to have a nap there right now :). It looks so peaceful and warm.

  3. timelesslady says:

    Every now and then a post and photograph pull an honest, “Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh…” out of me, as did yours. Sublime!

  4. So beautiful! :) i can almost smell those bluebells.

  5. Winnie Hurd says:

    Thank you for the hope in this vision of Spring!

  6. Looks like English bluebells! Very nice! :)

  7. Meanderer says:

    What a beautiful place! Perfect for a rest and a photo!

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