Monday, 10 August 2009

Water in Le Pescher

We are having a lovely spring and summer at Coin perdu in Correze. I have been back home in Montlouis for a week or two, just to do washing and check on the garden. The restoration on the house is very demanding and leaves little time for painting. And with us not having internet, I feel cut off from the brush and pen! I do steal some time to do some photography in the early mornings which I enjoy as much! Good news is that we have received our high speed internet and can you believe the excitement in our barn about a thing like intenet connection! We coeed over it like like over a baby in a cradle! So I am back in the land of the living and now I have to get back in the habit of doing some art too.

I have some photos I took in "LE Pescher", a tiny village close to us, where we buy our baguette and cheese from the mobile stall at noon. The people are as spontaneous as country folk can be and assisted me with my tripods, showed me secret corners in the village with more water and even further on hikes in the hills. We were a carnival of people strolling through the village, me with my camera and tripod and all the rest, each one indicating with flying arms where and how. At some stage the spotlight on me dimmed as their chatter started turning towards town stuff. And then they remembered they were actually on their way somewhere, leaving me with my camera and all the water. I chuckled. I loved it.

So maybe the water scenes here aren't so spectacular, but it reminds me of a community in love with their little town and surroundings, where the mobile cheese and meat caravan is the chance to catch up on the latest news and where a stranger who wants to take a pretty picture is warmly welcomed with flying gestures.

...the beginning of the canal in Le Pescher...


...the water canal...


...the same spot as above, just from the top with a slow shutter...


...the canal passing under the road going through Le Pescher...


...moving to la place in the centre of the village ...

...and finally continuing its course as a ruisseau through nature...

...and lastly....yet more water in a petit chemin...

4 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

That's very pretty Ronell. I really love French "backwaters" - sounds like you're living in a great one.

Can you do a link via Google maps to where you are exactly?

Jeanette said...

Beautiful images ROnell. Thanks for sharing your village with us.

vivien said...

so atmospheric and so typical of small French villages. it looks idyllic


a lovely series and a great visual description in words too :>)

annie said...

I agree with everyone--It's a place where I would love to live. The people sound so friendly. And your water photos are gorgeous, Ronell.
annie