|Vegetable garden, La Maison de la Grande Vigne|
|Things from the Thursday morning market|
|The kitchen in La Vignette|
there is the happy feeling of being way up high with the river flowing and sparkling peacefully below. In my next entry, I will include Yvonne Jean-Haffen's description of uncovering the gardens after years of neglect. I intended on bringing her description with me, but of course I've forgotten it. I spent a long time wandering in the garden, until the doors of the house were opened by the curator Frederic, and along with two local television reporters, he gave me a tour of the house. I talked with Frederic for such a long time, that I was just barely able to run back down all the stairs to La Vignette, take a bath and change into a dress for the reception, which marked the formal opening of the new exhibit of Y. Jean-Haffen's work. The reception was filled with all sorts of kind elderly French people, and I met the niece of Yvonne Jean-Haffen, who spent a lot of her youth at the house and is the subject of some of Mme Jean-Haffen's paintings. After the reception, I went to dinner with Frederic and several of the girls he works with in the Dinan museums. I didn't get home til midnight, so the blog fell to the wayside. And then I tried to update it yesterday, but something was the matter with blogger and it wouldn't let me sign in.
|Attempting to paint Mme Gaillais's roses|
|Typical little apartment along the main road up|
into the village
|Spying on old men playing that game I don't know the name of|
|Another view of the garden of La Maison de la Grande Vigne|
|I like this petunia|
|Roof of La Maison de la Grande Vigne|
|Inside La Gallerie de l'Occasion|
|Steeple of St. Sauveur|
Tomorrow, there's a big all-day event at La Maison de la Grande Vigne. Artists from all over Brittany will come to paint in the gardens, and I'm going to do it too!