Skip to content

Even my soul is wet

It’s a new dawn! it’s a new day! it’s a new blog! … well not entirely, Michael Bublé,  but I AM feeling fine and the style it is a-changing.  And you might notice a new title in the next few days.  It is time.  I have published my first book, Russians Love Their Children Too in France and am now well entrenched in the second which needs some of my stories to feed it and so the blog needs a different emphasis.  Et voila! it will be a little more life-stylee … Eat Pray Love meets Gertude Stein on the set of ‘Allo ‘Allo if you will.  There will be food to share, some house renovating (our little project in the South) and much house searching for that elusive maison principale, crucial questions like ‘what should I wear to le marché on Thursday’ and ‘what do I do when cornered by the local buveur (boozer) on Sunday morning whilst taking coffee, tout seul‘ will be asked and possibly answered, all against a backdrop of an English siren dropped into a sparcely populated area of a foreign land whilst her love labours for a deaf super-power.  And of course photos with lyrical or poetic associations – and stories too … old habits die hard – now there’s a thought … Maria von Trapp meets Bruce Willis – by George, I think she’s got it!

The picture, chosen for the weekly photo challenge from The Daily Press, this week titled Early Bird, was taken by that very same husband in Chile at Los Salar just south of St Pedro de Atacama.  He has Two Brains and built an observatory on the mountain some years ago because he knew it could be done.  He also handles a camera quite well

DSCF2181

PS:  The quote, appropriately, is Pablo Neruda, ‘Sometimes I get up at dawn and even my soul is wet’ in ‘Here I Love You’ which forms part of his  exquisite first collection Twenty Love Songs and a Song of Despair

21 Comments Post a comment
  1. Looking forward to your new blog. This photo is soft and pretty for an early morning shoot.

    Liked by 1 person

    April 20, 2015
    • Thank you @oh the places we see …. I appreciate you taking the time to comment and hope the new blog will please you 🙂

      Like

      April 20, 2015
  2. love your text, your hubby’s pix and Pablo Neruda, of course… ❤ one of our CNES friends was their responsible for ALMA for about 5 years… small world again: 🙂
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqC2Dj7dCzg

    Liked by 1 person

    April 20, 2015
    • bonus… ❤ 🙂 Jean Ferrat – Complainte de Pablo Neruda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQAkJNxQEM

      Liked by 1 person

      April 20, 2015
      • Thank you! You are like my own personal mine for precious gems! I will be playing this often 🙂 x

        Like

        April 20, 2015
    • It is SUCH a small world! Of course Two Brains does a lot of work with Alma – his was a little observatoire which pre-dated them … he is about to start decommissioning his which is quite sad – the story of building it is brilliant! I will visit with him this year but it is always a question of weather up there 😉 And I thought of you when I chose the Neruda, actually 🙂 x

      Like

      April 20, 2015
      • on dit que les grands et beaux esprits se rencontrent… 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        April 20, 2015
      • Indeed … I believe they do 🙂

        Like

        April 20, 2015
    • PS: Have just watched the clip … brilliant!

      Like

      April 20, 2015
  3. Wow, it’s all happening for you right now!
    Yes LETS have more house reno pix, I am obsessed with this subject ( as if you couldn’t tell)

    Liked by 1 person

    April 20, 2015
    • It’s going to be a question of picking your brains, ma’am! The first piece about the house will go up sometime this week ….. and the pictures – oh boy … you will sympathise!!

      Liked by 1 person

      April 20, 2015
  4. Good luck with the new blog and looking forward to continuing to follow it…(Suzanne)

    Liked by 1 person

    April 20, 2015
    • Thank you Suzanne …. I hope it will give a little pleasure 🙂

      Like

      April 20, 2015
  5. Good luck with the book. I shall look forward to your future blog posts. And that is a perfectly gorgeous photo. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    April 20, 2015
    • Thank you Susie! I’m watching the progress of your new one intently on FaceBook. And, yes it is … I can say that, because I didn’t take it! 🙂

      Like

      April 20, 2015
  6. Lovely!

    janet

    Like

    April 22, 2015
  7. Congratulations on the book and looking forward to the new blog. Thanks for your lovely comments always. Not keeping up well with other blogs at the moment but will catch up when we are home. Bryce Canyon tomorrow – come and join us 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    April 22, 2015
  8. As always a beautiful picture! And congrats on the book 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    April 22, 2015
    • Thank you! I can’t take credit for the picture but I can take a bit for the book 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      April 22, 2015
  9. You wrote a book?! Well done, you! Looking forward to reading the new blog – sounds like my sort of thing. Best of luck with both!

    Liked by 1 person

    April 25, 2015
    • Thank you, June … This first one is quite slim! I hope you will enjoy the new blog … Yours is one of my favorites, as you might have worked out !

      Liked by 1 person

      April 25, 2015

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: