Marqueyssac Gardens

May 9, 2011

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. : )

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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.

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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.

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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.

Marqueyssac Garden

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 amy May 9, 2011 at 6:22 am

I *love* the photo of the rainstorm! That is magical!

amy @ glass confetti

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2 Robin May 9, 2011 at 6:45 am

Happy Birthday to June (on Saturday). She’s precious sleeping on her daddy’s shoulder!

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3 Susan May 9, 2011 at 7:30 am

Wow…beautiful, I need to get there! I love that shot of you.

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4 Missy W May 9, 2011 at 7:36 am

Your haircut looks very French indeed! Nice work! :)

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5 Torrie @ a place to share... May 9, 2011 at 7:43 am

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?? ;).

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6 ellen May 9, 2011 at 9:02 am

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 :)

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7 JourneyBeyondSurvival May 9, 2011 at 9:25 am

What a wonderful sight to see! This seems exactly the Survival family speed. I’m glad you guys had fun.

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8 amyks May 9, 2011 at 9:55 am

Can I just say that I love, love, love your haircut. You look tres chic.

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9 Ana May 9, 2011 at 10:12 am

Life doesn’t get better than that. France could heal any heart and make anybody happy. Sigh

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10 Jessica May 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Wonderful photos!

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11 the emily May 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I’m so glad you posted pictures. It is so beautiful. I love the downpour as well–it just makes it more magical!

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12 bdaiss May 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Oh the memories you are making. So wonderful. Love these photos.

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13 Ali May 9, 2011 at 4:37 pm

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!

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14 Maria Ortiz-Cintron May 11, 2011 at 8:50 am

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.

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15 Maria Petrova May 12, 2011 at 5:08 pm

SOOOO BEAUTIFUL! I love the shot of you on the path, you look so beautiful and approachable and feminine.

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16 sophie May 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

love your skirt1
Are clothes in very different in France?

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