Thursday, October 21, 2010
FRANCE...Château de Chenonceau gardens...(11)
In the previous post I shared about Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley and how it reflects the combined influence of five women who brought a feminine touch to this graceful building. This week I would like to show more of the gardens. I always dreamt of a life in France in a château with beautiful gardens. Gardens with tree-lined forests, fruit groves, sumptuous flower beds, elaborate topiaries and water fountains where I could stroll, breathe in the fresh air, listen to the birds sing and enjoy the beauty!
I could easily live here but I think we can all cultivate a tranquil retreat of our own even in the tiniest of spaces where we can indulge in the wonderful fragrances of flowers and herbs and enjoy tea or lunch with friends. Gardens provide us with a place to relax in the fresh air and where we can connect with nature again...
All images taken by me