Printemps…Spring in France

Ok, I was going to write something dreadfully interesting about Cluny or Lyon, but the thing is, I was on the 6.05am train into Brisbane this morning, had a gruelling day in the office – including being a guest judge for the office bake-off (oh the pressure) – and didn’t get home until…well, you don’t need to know the details.

Suffice to say that my brain isn’t working at the moment, so I’m taking the easy way out and sharing some French spring flowers with you. What’s not to love about that?


and…just because I can’t help myself…


and for something a little different…

Tulips and other bulbs

Most of these pics were taken in Lille – at the beginning of our trip.

and some token daffys…

Chateau Flowers


Full disclosure – I have enough pictures of wisteria and lilacs to fill multiple posts…here are just a few.


We had to stop for photos every time I saw it.

Just because

Yes, I happened upon some bluebells too… If you’ve read Wish You Were Here you’ll know about my fascination with bluebells.

Market Flowers

and finally…

It’s Lovin’ Life Linky time…

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to look for our happy and share it about a bit. The Lovin’ Life Linky is brought to you by Team Lovin’ Life: Deep Fried Fruit, DebbishSeize the Day ProjectWrite of the Middle50 Shades of Age,  and, of course, me.

27 Replies to “Printemps…Spring in France”

    1. You’re lucky that you get lovely Springs in Canberra – and appreciate them so much after the winter. Here in QLD we really miss them.

  1. Oh my gosh! I love all your beautiful french spring flower photos! Just gorgeous. I’m a sucker for them all but especially the ones we don’t get to enjoy so much in our hot Brisbane climate – like tulips, wisteria, bluebells, etc. #TeamLovinLife

  2. I didn’t realise the company you’re working with had a Brissy office. Did you get to meet people who hadn’t dealt with previously?

    All of the flower pics are gorgeous though you know how ignorant I am re that sort of thing! Tulips are probably my favourite flower though!

    1. Yes…we have offices in Melb & Adelaide too. I’ve been down before to do training & stuff. It’s always good to put faces to names.

    1. aaaah, you’ll need to wait until Sentence a Day for that… Let’s just say the competition was fierce.

  3. So much beauty and so beautifully captured Jo, more of le sigh from me 🙂 x
    PS we have the maps of France and Belgium our on the dining table, any day now an itinerary spreadsheet will begin to be set up.

  4. I’m sorry your brain isn’t up to a full post, but my eyes are happy to see all those beautiful flowers – Europe certainly does flowers well doesn’t it? I think it’s the milder climate that makes them flourish. I loved them all!

    1. My brain goes through these stages, but it’s such a good excuse for flowers that I can’t possibly complain!

  5. These are absolutely stunning flowers. My favourite are the tulips because they are rather rare in Queensland. However the wisteria is pretty gorgeous as well.

  6. Gorgeous spring flowers from France Jo. They have brightened up my cold rainy day here in Western Australia. I’ve enjoyed meeting you today from Jo Castro’s blog. Happy travels and have a great weekend.

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