saying goodbye to the summer ….

by Sharon Santoni
[blank]Summer is fading fast here, and although the temperatures haven’t dropped too drastically the palette of colours on our everyday landscapes is simply no longer the same.[blank]
[blank]So before we are fully into autumn with it’s pumpkins, and bright orange forests, and deep brown ploughed fields, I thought I’d wave goodbye to the summer by remembering some of the pretties moments along our valley.[blank]
[blank]Hope you enjoy …[blank]


Denise at Forest Manor October 2, 2013 - 2:28 pm

What a beautiful valley you live in Sharon; I love these pictures!! I'm American and I took four years of French in high school many years ago. About that same time, my sweet mom gave me a small coffee-table book about France; it was mostly pictures with very little text. I remember seeing pictures of the Normandy region and thinking that's where I wanted to go in France. Seeing your pictures reminds me of that book (I still have it today).

Enjoy these lovely last days of summer. It's a beautiful time of year where we live, as well.



MARIANNE October 2, 2013 - 2:35 pm

I love all your pictures in this blog 🙂
……….otherwise summer is coming soon… 😉

Anonymous October 2, 2013 - 3:10 pm

Breathtaking subjects…. and the photography all I can say is beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Hi Sharon hope you are having a good day, thank you for sharing always appreciated. Regards Esther from Sydney.

Il calesse October 2, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Immagini straordinariamente belle!

Joanne C October 2, 2013 - 4:52 pm

Impressive photos ! impressionnantes photos (ai-je bien dit en anglais ?)
Where I live we had fog (brume) early each morning for the past 10 days, with the sun rising behind. Over the lake, it was magic and my husband took photos each morning ! You live in a beautiful part of Normandy. You know how to catch the magic of you environment ! Have a good day or evening !

Wild Oak Designs October 2, 2013 - 5:28 pm

Stunning pictures!
Yes, Autumn is definitely here too! Although we are having warmish weather, one can feel it in the breezes, like whispers in your heart, one just knows its Fall.
Thank you for the pictures, they give my eyes a rest from suburb living!

Debe October 2, 2013 - 5:51 pm

I read you constantly but rarely comment. Those pictures ….. all I could think is that it must be amazing to live there. I love Texas but I heart France. Sigh…..thanks.

celkalee October 2, 2013 - 6:00 pm

beautiful, almost magical with the fog.

Champagne Sunday October 2, 2013 - 6:48 pm

My goodness, you make it look so perfect. You're really fueling this dream of moving to France. Is it for real?!?
Cheers! from,

Lisa Thomson October 2, 2013 - 10:50 pm

Beautiful! it goes too fast!

Mary Callan October 3, 2013 - 12:08 am

Beautiful pictures! lovely, lovely dogs!
Mary x

Lorrie October 3, 2013 - 1:17 am

Why is it that I find the misty photos so appealing? It's as if a sweet enchantment has come upon the landscape, softening the lines and muting the colours. The one of the village just makes me sigh with longing.

Ella October 3, 2013 - 1:34 am

Beautiful photos of beautiful countryside.

Katey October 3, 2013 - 1:53 am

Very beautiful pictures. I love this time because it means fall is quickly behind.

Magnolia Verandah October 3, 2013 - 2:01 am

Autumn and winter will bring its own beautiful photos I am sure, along with cosy fires and comfort food.

Chris Hooker October 3, 2013 - 5:21 am

So beautiful as always, Sharon. We miss you and the wonderful time with you. Thank you for the return visits in photos! Hope all is well with you and your family! Love and hugs to you, all.

Emm October 3, 2013 - 5:46 am

Lovely pictures. I especially like the second: "In the magical, mystical land of Eure . . . "

kerrie of sea cottage October 3, 2013 - 5:50 am

My favorite posts are when you share your landscape. I wish i could live there!

Colleen Taylor October 3, 2013 - 7:04 am

Gorgeous photos from the enchanted land that you have. You are saying goodbye to your summer, we here in Arizona are saying good riddance to ours. Our days are slowly cooling down, the mornings and the evenings are divine to say the least. This is what we wait for all year long.

martinealison October 3, 2013 - 7:18 am


La fin de l'été me rend si nostalgique…
Vos photos sont tout simplement merveilleuses…
Un gros bisou et des caresses à vos amis à quatre pattes !

Catherine Polinard October 3, 2013 - 2:55 pm

I love your photos. They are wonderful. Have you thought about publishing a book or selling the photos?

La Contessa October 3, 2013 - 3:07 pm

You are so lucky to have all of that in your backyard!I do believe you are aware of how lucky you are too.You really enjoy it!Love your photos………


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