Hello, Friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother’s Day. And I hope your kids spoiled you with drawings and handmade cards and coupons for free hugs.
Did I tell you we opted to celebrate on the French Mother’s Day (May 29th) instead of yesterday? We had a birthday Saturday and have another birthday today — squeezing Mother’s Day right in the middle felt like too much. So I’ll be eagerly awaiting my own coupon books in a few weeks. : )
I thought I’d start off the posts this week with some photos from the Marqueyssac Gardens which we visited on our trip south to the Dordogne region of France. The gardens are vast and beautiful, but the views from the garden might be even better. They look like a fairytale. I couldn’t stop taking pictures!
And to make it even more unbelievable, these gardens are just a few minutes from where we went canoeing. That’s a whole lot of beauty for one little region.
Our visit to the gardens was scheduled right during June’s nap, so she snuggled up on her Daddy’s shoulder.
Near the end of our visit, the clouds rolled in and there was a major rainstorm. The weather here changes so quickly that throughout the gardens, there are little stone structures created as a place to wait out storms. Convenient and charming.
It really was a lovely trip. I kept using words like magical and amazing every time a new vista opened before me. The whole family felt super lucky we were there, and grateful to Stephanie and family for being tour guides and making sure we made the most of the area.
16 thoughts on “Marqueyssac Gardens”
I *love* the photo of the rainstorm! That is magical!
amy @ glass confetti
Happy Birthday to June (on Saturday). She’s precious sleeping on her daddy’s shoulder!
Wow…beautiful, I need to get there! I love that shot of you.
Your haircut looks very French indeed! Nice work! :)
I’ve always wanted to go there… Someday!
I had no idea that there was another Mother’s Day! So, your kids get a little extra planning time, huh?? ;).
ooo, this brings back memories, I love those gardens!
every time you turn a corner there’s something new…
and yay for June birthday present from HEMA, you discovered the coolest store of the Netherlands :)
What a wonderful sight to see! This seems exactly the Survival family speed. I’m glad you guys had fun.
Can I just say that I love, love, love your haircut. You look tres chic.
Life doesn’t get better than that. France could heal any heart and make anybody happy. Sigh
I’m so glad you posted pictures. It is so beautiful. I love the downpour as well–it just makes it more magical!
Oh the memories you are making. So wonderful. Love these photos.
Lovely photos. And so fun to see another favorite (Mormon and creative mom) Blogger popping up in your photos. You must have had a lovely time!
Oh my! How beautiful! I love that you share the pics of your sight seeing in France, it makes me feel like I’m experiencing it as well. Love it.
SOOOO BEAUTIFUL! I love the shot of you on the path, you look so beautiful and approachable and feminine.
love your skirt1
Are clothes in very different in France?