Tara at Sticky Fingers has asked us to share a part of the world we live in: somewhere we may have been or where we currently live.
I have shown you our fenland daffodils recently and many of my gallery photos have shown memorable places I’ve been lucky to visit such as Iceland, Rome, Berlin and Cyprus. So this time I have chosen somewhere a little off the beaten track. The scanned photo doesn’t show the colours particularly well but I think it fits the bill.
This is a little street in the town of Dinan, Northern Brittany, just South of St Malo. We visited when Rory was four. It was a hot day, he had to get carried a lot on his Dad’s shoulders, but when I saw this street, with the masses of flowers in window-boxes, it took my breath away.
I asked my dad to paint a picture from the photo I provided and he re-created the scene beautifully. The picture is in our home now and always lifts my spirits. Sadly Dad can’t paint now: for the last 17 years he has suffered from Motor Neurone Disease and gradually his mobility has weakened. However his paintings are a source of real joy to the family and this one will always be very special to me.