Friday 17 June 2011

My French Love Affair Began...........

My inspiration and reasons for falling head over heals in love with France lie behind this gate. 

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; 
it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. 
A chance encounter with Liliane, resulted in our first foray into France. And into her breath-taking Garden of Dreams. Liliane and husband, Pierre are what I imagined the quintessential Frenchman to be: warm, friendly, generous, cultured, energetic, creative, (very creative) and passionate about life. Thus began my French love affair.

This place still remains mon rêve, particularly in times of stress. If only I had the Martins' perseverance, vision and patience............... Thank you Liliane and Pierre for the ongoing pleasure and inspiration that your piece of paradise gives me. 

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. Emerson
This photo is courtesy of Liliane et Pierro Martin.