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Laury Bourgeois
I am a single, professional social worker, living in the south of France.
Interests: garden, hike, play piano, bike ride, read ravenously, cook and photography
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There are many things about here that I long to bring "close to you!" I've tried with the birds, bells, rainbows, morning sun rises, setting suns and moons galore. It's time for the roses. I find them irresistible, even in... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Soar-Dream-France
I have always been someone who found comfort in my routines and also found ways to blend the people I love within them. I had a group of friends that had breakfast together every Sunday morning. I had another friend... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Soar-Dream-France
Having walked from one end of Les Fleurs de L'lle to the other in search of lavender, I ended up on this far side in the vegetable section with this beautiful view of the Lot Valley. No lavender for me!... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
Give me days of pastoral peace and quiet beside my wagon with a nice glass of Cahors! To be honest, even with my caved in wagon, those are still most of my days. Wednesday was an exception, and an exception... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
Yesterday's trip to Limogne was NOT a market day for me. As you can see from this shot above from the archives, Sunday morning markets have been high on the list of friends who have come to visit from the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
Growing up in landlocked St. Louis, I knew rivers and lakes, but the closest I ever got to an ocean was the Gulf of Mexico. My first introduction to the Gulf was when I was taking an advanced Geology Course... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
After a pretty full day of cutting grass on Saturday, I went out with the weed killer to edge the areas I'd cut. I also wanted to hit some of the super monster weeds and vines that take everything you... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
Over time, different people have suggested that I set a timer and have a picture taken out of the same window every day. Now, I believe the first person to suggest this to me was my sister-in-law Joan Parker-Bourgeois, who... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France
So glad you snuck in a peek here! I was sure you'd enjoy seeing it. I've always loved that you participated in every vernissage in some way, even if from afar! Surely hope I can get it together to do it again sooner than later! Love you!
Toggle Commented May 9, 2021 on Connecting the Dots at Soar-Dream-France
Thanks for checking in again. I'll check out your site too! Happy Friday-Laury
Toggle Commented May 7, 2021 on The Yellow Rose of Cadrieu at Soar-Dream-France
This month, the barn will be a part of our "we" for eleven years. Coming to us during May of 2010, we blossomed. I always felt that the barn was meant to be with us. Like I so often lament,... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France
This very pretty door from our church here in Cadrieu popped into my memory banks when I received a piece of mail from my sister yesterday. There was a sticker on the outside of the envelope of a church transom... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France
The journey of my very first rose to bloom this season has felt like a long time in coming. I try to be patient. The yellow rose bush in front of the Chatette is prolific and (as expected) with all... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France
Thanks so much for your comment...I love that world too! I'm about to head out to the garden again here shortly to cut some more grass and maybe do more...we shall see! Have a great week-It's Monday here in France-Laury
Toggle Commented May 3, 2021 on Overalls Days at Soar-Dream-France
When Dali, Sammie Cat and I came to Cadrieu during May of 2006 after Hurricane Katrina, I'd come to escape the rubble of my home and life and clear my head. I had decisions to make. Cadrieu and the Chatette... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France
Yesterday afternoon's visit over coffee with my friends was perfect. I had a few nibbles on offer, but it was the peanut butter cookies that were the real hit. As with most of my visiting at the Chatette as of... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France
This morning my old journals were calling me. I kept remembering that I promised to go through them for one of my chateau neighbors to see where I had written about their Mom who had passed shortly after I was... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France
I began today thinking about my photos of chairs. I have so many that are so special and taken all over the world, that I'm pondering highlighting some of them in a special spot here in the Chatette. We shall... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France
I must confess that I don't look at the addition side of the house as much as I should. It's a story for another time. I have a tendency to be an avoider, which isn't always a good thing. Usually,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France
As much as all my days can be overalls days...grass cutting days always are. I find myself doing the extension cord-lawn mower dance up and down the property and the road. Sometimes there are surprises at the end of my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France
Over all the years of here, I have attempted Iris in two spots...the rose garden AND out on the point that is actually land that belongs to the department. My Iris in the rose garden just didn't look comfortable there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France
With petal passings and various stages of my millions out in the yard; I took some time to sit among them all and enjoy them while I could. I cut this large yard in stages. I had no idea that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France
There are so many things about this place of my heart that feel unique in their naturalness. They just seem to appear around me. It feels like magic. It feels immortal. I realize though, that there is a combination of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France
You never know where your next adventure might be! I knew that on our way home from Figeac on Tuesday with Jane, that we needed to stop in Grealou to pick up some yogurts and in Carayac to pick up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France
Finding momentum and movement after feeling so much "hovering" for so long, is grand. Maybe it's the sunshine, but the energy is clearly flowing in and around me these days. Some of it I have control over and some of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at Soar-Dream-France