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Tuesday, 20 July 2010
My skill as a watercolourist is sorely lacking. However, here is a little sketch of our village church door.
Very typical of a small French medieval country church doorway, the stonework is embellished with a heart, two 'pinacles', and a carved ball. These elements are usually the sculptor's trade marks, and on the facade of old barns one finds similar carvings on the key-stone above the main arched doorways.
Our church is a fine simple building which is naturally the focal point of the village. Everything happens either in it, beside it, or opposite it. I have even exhibited in it. Its original purpose is probably the only thing that is now mostly ignored. Ah, how times change.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!