St Cecile des Vignes

Sometimes the most wonderful things happen when you least expect them.   Two weeks ago I met this lovely writer Kristin Espinasse at her home just outside of St Cecile des Vignes east of the Rhone with a gorgeous view of Mount Ventoux.  Planted in amongst their vibrant vineyard, Le Domain Rouge Bleu, to which her husband Jean-Marc devotes himself, Kristin writes in inspiring blog called French-Word-A-Day which is known and loved by francophiles from every part of the world.  She just published her second book entitled “Blossoming in Provence” which I am looking forward to reading when I return from France in one week!  I ordered three copies for my mother and daughter and myself and they sit in their Amazon box waiting patiently at home to be opened.  Since 2007 I have been painting small colorful watercolors which have each inspired a story.  It was for this idea that I hoped to speak with Kristin.  Caught between life and commitments and my unreliable Deux Chevaux, my 1979 french car, I was not sure the rendezvouz would come to pass.   Thankfully the opportunity arrived and we shared a delightful moment around her gracious wooden kitchen table, the real center of french country life.  The late afternoon sun shone its warmth across the vineyards and into her house  and we shared our lives and dreams and connected on so many levels that I felt completely blessed.  To read Kristin’s fabulous blog, go to  www.french-word-a-day.com

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2 Responses to St Cecile des Vignes

  1. Frank says:

    Bonjour Alison! I just finsihed browsing through your blog site which I discovered on my regular visit to Kristin’s site. I thoroughly enjoyed your commentaries. Your images are just fantastic! Merci bien!

  2. JULES GREER - PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO says:

    HI ALISON,

    THANKS FOR THE PRECIOUS PHOTO’S OF YOU AND KRISTI…I LOVE YOUR BLOG !!!
    YOUR PHOTO’S ARE OUTSTANDING AND INSPIRING AND YOUR LOOK LIKE AN ANGEL STANDING NEXT TO KRISTI.

    XOXO

    JULES

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