a cold french country morning

by Sharon Santoni

Brrrr!! – It is a freezing morning here, but gloriously sunny too, and I love the way the morning sun catches the sparkle of the frost on the ground.

I never tire of the view from our field, over the roofs of the village in one direction and across to the forest and open valley in the other.

I tried to sneak out to feed the horses on my own, but Ghetto and Gibson managed to follow and even brought Gibson’s lead for me, so how could I refuse their company?!

 The dogs had fun with the lead while I clicked away on my camera
A good start to my week?  –  yes, I’d say yes, definitely yes!


Anonymous February 18, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Love the buttercups in the yard. Glad to see pics of the horses and dogs. I've missed them being in the front yard photo. Thanks for a lovely start to a good, but sunshiny morning.

thefarmfiles February 18, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Gorgeous views! I, too, love a good frost first thing in the morning. It's cleansing.

Happy Monday!


**Anne** February 18, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Ah yes, those gorgeous views we fell in love with. Gibson is still as cute as ever. Such a gorgeous dog. We didn't meet Ghetto, may be next visit.
Anne xx

Roxane February 18, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Thanks for sharing your beautiful morning! Ahhh, Ghetto is probably thinking about "leading" Gibson astray into mischief, lol 😀

My life February 18, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Such lovely views and awesome pictures. Lucky you! We have a golden retriever's puppy. You have adorable dogs. Have a great week!

Pamela RG February 18, 2013 - 4:28 pm

Such a beautiful and peaceful morning shared with your loved one. Ghetto looks so naughty pulling on Gibson's leash.

La Contessa February 18, 2013 - 5:09 pm

A lovely walk about SHARON.How could you leave those BOYS at home!TOO cute…………

Wild Oak Designs February 18, 2013 - 5:36 pm

What a wonderful day! So, much fun for the dogs and you.

Katey February 18, 2013 - 6:30 pm

These are beautiful pictures. Thank you so much for sharing.

Martin & the Magpie February 18, 2013 - 6:59 pm

haha! I love that your dogs are taking each other for a walk!!! Gorgeous photos..its been a beautiful day over here too…xx

Barbara Lilian February 18, 2013 - 7:27 pm

Lovely photos especially little mischievous Ghetto taking Gibson for a walk. We too woke up to thick frost this morning but by 10.0.am clear blue sky with a spell of warmth from the sun. Much appreciated after all our rain.

Pat February 18, 2013 - 8:03 pm

Ghetto is too cute. He loves to be in the lead doesn't he?

Anonymous February 18, 2013 - 8:04 pm

Thanks for a delightful peek of your beautiful French countryside on my 65th birthday! We are missing the predicted sunshine, thanks for sharing yours!
Cathy from the hills of Idaho

Adriana Iris La Dulce Vida February 18, 2013 - 9:32 pm

loving the images.

Anonymous February 18, 2013 - 11:01 pm

Now that you have Ghetto trained to take Gibson for walks, feeding the horses should be easy, lol.


Marilyn Leslie February 18, 2013 - 11:21 pm

What beautiful photographs, I love reading your blog. Truly a refreshing pause in my day.

Madonna February 19, 2013 - 12:32 am

The horses are like a weathervane, you can tell what is going on by watching them. Thanks for sharing.

PURA VIDA February 19, 2013 - 1:08 am

such is life in your world…I adore it!

Splenderosa February 19, 2013 - 1:18 am

So so happy to see the horse blanketed. I'm the type who would have worried about them all night. They look happy too, don't they? And, the dogs? Just think they could have been Argentina street dogs, but they ended up with you in doggie heaven. xx's

Brenda Murphy February 19, 2013 - 2:00 am

We are covered in snow and -20 this morning as I went out to feed my equine friends…it was hard getting out of bed today!….Getting out, and into the cold is wondrous as you feel alive and part of a greater whole. Beautiful pic's:) Have a great week!

Eleanor February 19, 2013 - 2:26 am

These photos are so beautiful.
I'm lost now in a dreamy haze!

Lorrie February 19, 2013 - 2:32 am

Your photos of the village set amongst the forest, misty and ethereal, are my favourites of all you show us. They are full of the very best kind of magic.

The Blue Farmhouse February 19, 2013 - 2:41 am

Beautiful…Sharon. I'm always glad to come and se what "My French Country Home" is doing today.

helen tilston February 19, 2013 - 5:06 am

Hello Sharon

You live in a beautiful place. What a vista to start your day and then the shenanigans of Ghetto as he tries to boss Gibson.

What fun
May your week continue to be special

Helen xx

Nancy Hunt February 19, 2013 - 8:14 am

These pictures are lovely. I can close my eyes and dream of what it would be like to live in such a beautiful place. Thank you.

Alison @ BaysideVintage February 19, 2013 - 8:15 am

Beautiful photos Sharon, you capture the morning light perfectly. What a place! Alison

PamLuvsPink February 19, 2013 - 8:50 am

This is too funny!!! Your little guy has his bum in the air and the bigger dog keeps looking at the camera and laughing.

What a beautiful morning and beautiful views from your property!!

Love you horse!!


abundance of love February 19, 2013 - 9:33 am

lovely Sharon xxxx

Irina February 19, 2013 - 10:24 am

Those two are such characters 🙂
Have a great week, Sharon.

Holidays in France February 19, 2013 - 11:12 am

Beautiful photos Sharon!

Best wishes, Alex

LaPouyette February 19, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Very, very LOVELY!

Jennifer February 19, 2013 - 2:48 pm

Love your photos and your doggies! Just had to ask, what do you feed them? I also have a Golden and yours is beautiful. Here in the US most people feed dry dog food, but I make homemade for our Belle. Just curious what you do and what the norm is in France. 🙂

Linda Stansbury February 19, 2013 - 3:10 pm

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures and the glimpse into your wonderful life. I look forward to your pictures for inspiration and simply dreaming…

Aga February 19, 2013 - 3:30 pm

dogs rules 😀
I am a big fan of dogs. They remember me my Diuk (golden) and Pusia (papillon) wo are the best team ever. I can not wait this summer to they meet again and be happiest ever :)))))

Aga February 19, 2013 - 3:40 pm

For example I feed my dogs with normal foods, just the way we eat. Dogs have more sensitive stomachs and absolutely do not give them the bones, which could seriously harm them. No mushrooms, potatoes and chocolate – do not tolerate it. Chicken broth with noodles and finely chopped carrots. Although I admit that my Duke loves cooked broccoli, carrots and spinach lasagna: D
Multivitamins are important. Just one tablet per month (from the vet). If only dry food is Royal Canin Veterinary or Eukanuba.

Aga February 19, 2013 - 3:41 pm

*not harm but hurt :/

Nantia February 19, 2013 - 4:55 pm

I am so glad to see your photos because I had two lovely horses..unforgetable memories!!!!
Have a nice week

peggy braswell February 19, 2013 - 5:53 pm

What beautiful pictures,of all your animals. Have a lovely week. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

MissingHenryMitchell February 19, 2013 - 6:48 pm

I never tire of the view from your field, either! Gorgeous, gorgeous, beautiful! How fortunate you are. Have a wonderful week.

Vintage Finds February 20, 2013 - 12:54 am

Hi Sharon,

Not having a great day. Merely bogged down with office work for the business. And have been skivving off doing a catch up of your posts.

Ahhh ….. I remember this lovely scene and the wonderful feeling that you have driving up the road and discovering the wide open space and the views in all directions.

Thanks for this, can't be there right now but it's what I needed to get going in my day~!


Virginia February 20, 2013 - 5:40 pm

I"m cold just looking at these gorgeous photographs. I'd love to see your part of France one day.

l o v e l y t h i n g s February 20, 2013 - 10:44 pm

wow, just beautiful…you can just feel the crisp air through your gorgeous photography.

New Launch Condo February 23, 2013 - 2:27 am

Your style is very unique compared to other people I have read stuff from.This a lot of great information which can be applied in some way. Keep updating the blog, looking forward for more contents…Great job, keep it up

Rebecca Pederson Hessey February 23, 2013 - 8:26 am

The first picture of the dogs, it looked like the retriever was jumping, at first glance. Lovely photos!


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