It's hard to travel without my Digital SLR camera, but it turns out that my relatively new acceptance of smartphones has saved me during this time without it. Smartphone cameras are a lot nicer than I thought. Although I can't set an aperture or exposure on my iPhone, I'm very pleased with the quality of both the image and the automatic settings it has. Of course, I can still edit them using my computer, but I have had fun during this trip using an editing app right on my phone.
There are many gorgeous gardens here in the countryside, but some of the most simple planters out on the street catch my eye just as much.
Below is picture of lichen, which is part of my inspiration for the crochet work I'm doing now. You can see a sneak peak here.
A few days ago, we visited the winery Château de Passavant. It is a family business that's been around for at least three generations. The twenty-year-old son, representing the fourth generation, gave us our tour and hosted our tasting.
And most recently, there was a festival in town that had food vendors and cheese sellers and lots of wine. I had a beautiful time, and even got to try escargot!
These leftover shells are now cleaned and packed for home. I'll be making them into crocheted escargot necklaces. Then I'll be working on setting up an etsy store. More updates soon. Only 5 more full days in France!