Thursday, 19 September 2013

As others see us

I think it goes with the territory that if you live in a place, see it on a daily basis, you become a little blind to both its charms and shortcomings. We ask our guests for feedback to ensure continuing improvements and also enjoy looking at their photos, their perspective on the space we have built up. Today's blog is a series of photos taken showing Les Cerisiers and surrounds through the eyes of others. Thank you to Stella Pitman for sharing your amazing photographs.
 This year we planted sunflowers in front of the house and around the arbour. The brilliant yellow and the sky blue (chosen to match Mark's eyes) made for a great contrast.
 I'm not sure whether lichen is a good sign or bad but the silvery colour and intricate form provide interest on an old apple tree.

 This little shrine guards and protects the winding road above our valley. The roof of our house is just visible to the left of the apex.
 One of many reasons for visiting KF des Ormes in Dompierre - the best chocolat chaud in the world.
 We were pleased with our display of hot red begonias this year - they've been providing colour since April and are still going strong.
 Clear, pollution free skies make for an astronomers dream - this full moon took our breath away.
 The house at night is still a thing of beauty - inside shared meals, chats around the fire in winter, or people snuggled in their beds.
 Cows changing fields or off on a jaunt by themselves. This is traffic country style!

 A bumble bee settled on the chocolate cosmos, dusted with pollen and having a whale of a time.
 The honey buzzards are more common here than sparrows. Birds of such majestic beauty but also creatures that provoke fear - chickens and other small creatures are always on their guard.
 The photographer, Stella Pitman, together with friends and family after a successful wine tasting with our good friend and local vigneron Roger Bonjour (centre back). A must do activity here at Les Cerisiers.
Early morning light in the orchard. I love this time of day - a world unspoiled and full of promise.

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