August 2, 2011

A week in pictures...

We got back last Sunday from a short trip in the Lot department, or le Quercy as they also call this part of France. We went back to the same region as last year because we loved it so much back then and that feeling hasn't changed. It's a beautiful region - quaint, lush, a bit dramatic, too, on a cloudy day (and we had more than a few of those, unfortunately). This year, we stayed at the lovely Domaine Lapèze in Montcuq, a 200 year old farm turned into gite and run by Caroline and Knud Kristoffersen where we had a very nice, little cottage at our disposal. The view from the domaine, which is located on a hill, was simply stunning, with its sunflower fields, plum orchards, vineyards, and little winding roads, the Montcuq tower... The girls fell in love with the owners' two dogs, three horses, and two cats living on the premises, and the - very loud at some times - donkey a bit further down the road. The weather wasn't great - the sun was a no-show until the second part of the week - but we've enjoyed every minute of our little break...
Our week in pictures...


the stunning view from our cottage







I fell in love with these delicate queen anne's lace (thanks, Ana!) - did you see the cute little red heart?!


apples for the horses...


This young lady turned 8 during our stay!





The girls' creativity at its best - they made a very nice summer garland with plenty of summer goodness found around the yard...



... we called him the asthmatic donkey because of the weird noise he made - the girls were convinced he felt lonely which made them sad so they would bring him carrots and apples too


Montcuq market on Sunday morning





Undoubtedly, the most adventurous part of our stay - it took us forever to get to the Accro-Liane site in Figeac (thanks to our ever-outperforming GPS), but it sure was worth the long ride...

6 comments:

meijo's JOY said...

Absolutely stunning shoots - heart the queen anne's lace so much! Thanks for sharing!

Tink's Spin said...

what beautiful pictures thank you for sharing. Have a great week. Tink

girlunwinding said...

Looks like a divine time. I love the donkey story "an asthmatic, lonely donkey that preys on the hearts of young girls" ;-)

wholelarderlove.com said...

That donkey is a cracker!!!

And how can yo not love a grab vine!

Lovely post

bicocacolors said...

what a beautiful place, It's like a paradise!!!!
those pictures are gorgeous, really like a lot!

a big hug,
elena

joppe said...

Lovely place! We also went to Montcuq. We Stayed at http://lamouline.nl

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