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flowers along the sidewalk 5-10

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flowers along the sidewalk in Saint-Xandré (image from Street View)


Day 5-10 1 Logbook


Day 5-10 1 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Maps)


On May 9, I took my virtual bike along the streets of a town called Saint-Xandré.  The sidewalks were planted with roses and flowers the color of petunias.  I could ‘smell’ their spicy scent as I peddled by …


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flowers and greenery line the main streets of Saint-Xandré (image from Street View)


Since I can never get close enough to identify the flowers, I just imagine they are similar to flowers found here at home.   As I passed one yard, the heady smell of white lilacs filled the air …


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these flowers remind me of the white lilacs in our yard at home (image from Street View)


One of the houses reminded me of how I would like our cottage to look.  I love the calmness of the greens on the shutters of this house …


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a charming house with cottage appeal (image from Street View)


We have a way to go before our cottage looks like the one above.  We have just installed our big front window and will finish the siding later this spring.  Our cottage started its life as a shed.  We intended to build something bigger, but as time went by, we realised –  it is the perfect size for us …



our cottage/camp/cabin at the lake is under construction


Best View: pots of flowers along a street in Saint-Xandré …




Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

June 3, 2013 at 7:00 am

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  1. That’s a lovely shade of green. I’m looking at something similar for my kitchen. Love your drawing with those bright spots of color. 🙂



    June 17, 2013 at 8:26 am

  2. It is a pretty shade of green – do you think you’ll try to use the color somewhere on your cottage?


    Barbara Rodgers

    June 6, 2013 at 11:16 am

    • Hi Barbara. I am definitely using this shade of green on the inside. I want to have a seashore-like feel, even though we are far from the ocean. Jane


      jane tims

      June 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm

  3. The drawing with coloured spots where the flowers are is a delight. Your cottage looks like it has everything it needs, except your desired green shutters.


    Carol Steel

    June 3, 2013 at 10:58 am

    • Hi Carol. Thanks! We have a long way to go with our own cottage. It takes us forever to do the simplest task. However, even now, it is a charming place to go and spend time. Jane


      jane tims

      June 3, 2013 at 1:13 pm

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