Since today is a really big birthday for my adorable, sweet, funny and crazy husband Chris, here are some photos of him on our recent trip to Provence. I took these using my iPhone, and tried to capture the essence of his energy and zest for life!
I owe him so much... it was with Chris at my side that I first discovered the incredible land called Provence over twenty years ago, and we have been back there countless times, including living there for a (too short!) time.
Together we have made a bid on an incredible bastide, hiked the treacherous Gorge du Verdun, sunbathed a la francaise (yes, really!) on the beaches, hosted a huge family Provençal Thanksgiving dinner, attended countless military memorial events of WWII with our friend the drap porteau, driven from here to there and back again, getting lost on little crooked streets and one time even managed to wedge our tiny European car between the walls enclosing a VERY narrow little street... until help arrived in the form of irate villagers, pompiers and les flics.
I cannot tell you just how many croissants, petits pains du chocolate, petits suisses, baguettes and yogurts we have consumed there, nor how many cafes au lait, Oranginas, pains bagnet, salades nicoise, socca, glasses of Bandol, & moules frites we've inhaled on our daily rambles in Provence.
This then is a quick tribute to Chris in Provence... all shot last month while there on the Chic Provence Design Tour! See what you missed? :)
Chris took this of me at dawn in the cocquelicots near Bonnieux!!
an amazing photo from an amazing photographer! (check out his website on my sidebar)
photo by Chris Golson
Chris is on the right, with me and our son in law Steven at Bistro Saumane,
one of the best meals we've ever had in Provence! I love this picture Cheri took of us!
Chris at the little Guinguette on la Sorgue..
check out that Nikon D900, and early birthday gift!
always shooting, Chris captured these adorable little
French boys playing ball in the equally picturesque street!
this is how I see Chris a LOT.. leaning against a wall,
shooting.. here we are in Vaison la Romain and
he was capturing a kitty sleeping in a doorway
Chris in charge of the group photo shoot at les coquelicots..
Chris chilling with Joel at the only cafe in Oppede le Vieux.
Chris testing the wine that Jon chose for dinner for
our second evening at the villa.. he approved!
Chris is quite amused at Jon's lesson in how to pick up your roasted chicken :)
Ursula looks a bit incredulous herself!
Chris mugging for the iPhone! That's Keek next to him.
Chris really liked Joel's glasses and gave them a
test drive at Cafe de la Place in St. Remy!
Chris right after our bicycle ride.....! ready for a little nap?
Back at ya, honey... this is YOU the morning you shot
the picture of me in the cocquelicots... !
Happy Birthday, Chris!
I love you a bushel & a peck!
thanks for visiting!... Kit