Saturday, December 3, 2011

Shadows-en-Roussillon, south of France

© Photos by Kay Davies, April, 2011
Even as the warm sun of the south of France washed the color from the leaves, it helped them cast shadows on the undergrowth and paths of the condominium complex where we stayed in Canet-en-Roussillon, near Perpignan, during the second part of our spring vacation in Europe. In the two middle photos, a pergola-covered walkway with luxuriant wisteria is draped in dappled shadow, attracting us as well as the community tabby-cat who visited with us every day.

Posted for Shadow Shot Sunday
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Thanks, Tracy!
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kaykuala said...

Good shots you have here Kay! They are serene and calm very unlike many places around the world.


Jo said...

Ha Kay, I noticed the cat immediately! We often have resident cats visiting us when we stay over in B&B's on our journeys. I've always photographed them and after seeing a beautiful coffee table book on cats on Mykonos, I'm keeping all my cat photos for a similar publication one day! Thanks for your mail. Since having Wireless installed in the valley my outgoing mails have been hanging in outbox for days! Will reply soonest. Blessings and hugs, Jo

Catherine said...

Lovely shadowy gardens - isn't the south of France beautiful....

Kay said...

This is such a lovely place, Kay. We've only been to the Paris area.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

How, so...French!!

Here is my link to my shadow shots If a tree falls in the swamp, do you HEAR it?

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Your photos of southern France look very much like portions of Mexico!


Shadows above and shadows below,
Shadows that blaze and shadows that glow;
Shadows outside and shadows indoors,
Shadows on trees and shadows on floors;
Everywhere shadows calling my name,
Everywhere shadows no one can tame.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Desert Shadows and Cemetery Shadows

Carola Bartz said...

Kay, this is a walk down memory lane for me... I think I told you that I love the Roussillon, been there twice, it's such a beautiful area! I enjoyed your pictures VERY much.

LV said...

You found a perfectly lovely place filled with great shadows.

Anonymous said...

great photos! thanks for sharing.

Ralph said...

That two-trunked tree is covered with ivy - and is stunning! The foliage sits under a warm sun, and the south of France is beautiful!

Jenn Jilks said...

France in the SPRING. sigh.
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Gattina said...

Apparently the weather is not so nice now there ! they had a lot of rain and storms, rather unusual. Probably I will go there to Claudie in February, she has invited me. They just moved into their new built house.

Genie said...

What gorgeous shots. They remind me of my trip to Giverny. The shadows are lovely and the scenery divine. Thanks for my brief tcp down Memory Lane. I want to go back!!!!! Love the arbor shot and the one of the house. Dreamy. Happy SSS. genie