Serenity Sunday: Vaillac meadow

In the spring of 2002 I had a work trip to France. It lasted a month and took up the entire month of April. I’ve been thinking about this photo for a Serenity Sunday post for some time now and have finally found (or, rather, made) the time to revisit it–and a few others as well, as I reviewed the trip’s photo treasures, more of which I plan to bring you here. Vaillac Meadow-3I was in the southwestern part of France on this Saturday, which dawned with a lovely, heavy fog. I had the whole day to explore the spring countryside, and my chosen route led me past this gentle meadow near the town of Vaillac. I slowed to a stop and savored the scene for perhaps a quarter of an hour of meditation before driving off for more adventure.

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25 Responses to Serenity Sunday: Vaillac meadow

  1. Ogee says:

    This is so lovely. Please do share more!

    • krikitarts says:

      Wow, you really pounced on this one! I just posted it a minute or two ago. I’ll keep your request well in mind, as so many of these revisited memories are also now refreshed for me and floating around well within easy reach.

  2. Vicki says:

    This is particularly lovely, Gary. And yes, do post some more.
    I love mist or fog floating around in images but rarely get to photograph it myself.

    • krikitarts says:

      Yup, fog’s pretty rare here too. I hope to get some when I’m up at the cabin with my buddies for music week during the first week of October when the colors are (hopefully) at their peak.

  3. Serenity, indeed. What a lovely spot. Seems a wonderful spot to spend a few hours.

    • krikitarts says:

      I stayed as long as I could, with other places still to visit, and wish I could have stayed a bit longer–but was grateful that I was able to linger for that brief period. I’m sure you know the feeling very well.

  4. shoreacres says:

    You ought to post some of your music, too — along with some scenes from that wonderful area of the world. This is lovely, I’ll grant you that. My experience of France (as a novice traveler) was a divided one. Paris sent me fleeing, but the countryside was welcoming in every sense, both in terms of the people and of the landscape.

    • krikitarts says:

      I couldn’t agree more. My (four) work trips to France always started in Paris, and each time I just couldn’t wait to get out of it and into the country. And I always dreaded going back to Paris for final meetings. But the country (and, exactly as you say, the people outside of Paris more than made up for it.

  5. Wise of you to pause for meditation in this lovely spot. Thank you for sharing it!

  6. krikitarts says:

    You’re so welcome! I don’t know if I’d be able to find it again, but I’d love to try!

  7. lauramacky says:

    Gorgeous place. Perfect for meditation!

  8. You were vaillant (valiant) in photographing Vaillac.

  9. Adrian Lewis says:

    What a beautiful scene.

  10. Debra says:

    What a lovely little meadow. Beautiful shot.

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  12. Meanderer says:

    What a beautiful scene! A wonderful place for calm contemplation!

  13. My (four) work trips to France always started in Paris, and each time I just couldn’t wait to get out of it and into the country. What a lovely little meadow.

    • krikitarts says:

      Your sentiments reflect mine quite precisely, Ned. There are indeed many totally delightful little corners, but one needs a bit of time and more than a little bit of luck to find some and to take a little more to appreciate them adequately. My favorite parts were in the southwest, close to Spain. I’d dearly love another chance to explore that area at my leisure, now that I wouldn’t have the frustrating distraction of having to work during the week. And thanks for following!

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