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Thursday, March 31, 2016

spring sprung inspiration

Almond blossoms like a Vincent (vanGogh) painting
View past the pool
Dandelions before the first cut surround the pool


in the valley, the Abbey hangs onto winter

up in the hills the sun pushes new greens
We visited Senanque Abbey, a Cistercian monastery from the 10th century, to listen to evening Vespers. The monk's chanting music carried out into the lilac gardens and was joined by the thrumming of mating toads. The next day we walked to an abandoned abbey (this area of France is littered with them), and frogs and bees and songbirds animated the sides of the path. My sister was gleeful about the prospect of a winter thaw.
Michael mowed the yard around the half drained pool and I painted the hills beyond the hedge.
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