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September 3, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments


This is from the sketch book I took to France which is now full.

We went to the Midi which is very lovely. It is a long way south but quite harsh in some ways, it lacks the softness of many other places so close to the Mediterranean; no wonder really, the temperature in the village we stayed in went down to -15c last winter and just like the UK they say “it was ridiculous! we did not cope, the pipes burst and so did the water mains”. This explains why they don’t bother trying to grow lemon trees in their gardens even in the walled gardens of the villages, Figs and olives yes but lemons no and no straggly five foot high Pelargoniums either.

  1. September 4, 2013 at 11:03 am

    A lovely sketch šŸ™‚ Ruth

    • September 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      Thankyou…I should have the time to get some more of the French sketches up in the next week or two.

  2. Anonymous
    September 19, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    great sketch…detailed for a ‘sketch’ !! any water colours?..xx

    • September 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Yeh sure, in a heap under the piano tho’!

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