Out and About in Touraine
I’m a little giddy now that the nice weather is finally here – sort of high on sunshine (maybe it’s the vitamin d?) – and I’ve been out and about as much as possible. Who knows when the rainy days will be back….
On Tuesday, I went for a long walk with my neighbors Nicole and Jacques, and it took us past a house which was once owned by Guillaume Appolinaire, in a small village near here. I don’t think he ever stayed there – he died in a flu epidemic while he was still young, but la jolie rousse, his significant other, lived there until her death, and I’ve met old Amboisiens who knew her. The present owner, who is a friend, invited us in to sketch, so here’s a small corner.
We continued on out into the country, and I made some really quick sketches of a couple of old farms.
And today, I went out to visit my good friends Steven and Veronica at their farm Le Plessis, and sketched their dog Tallulah and the neighbor’s horse Beauty.
I hope the sun is out wherever you are!