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Fabulous Friday fleurs....

Just around the corner from our house are the remains of a 13th century convent (couvent in French).

Most of the original building has long since disappeared with only the walls remaining.

I love the contrast of the fragileness of the delicate rose, against the ancient white stone walls which have been standing for over 700 years.

700 years, that equates to a lot of Fridays, where ever and what ever you are doing, hope that it is a magical Friday for you.....

L x


  1. Oh my the roses are truly lovely....

  2. what a beautiful picture. Has to be one of nicest photos I have ever seen. I love pink and I love old anything. An old convent? how cool!!


  3. Beautiful! Beautiful! Have a great weekend. ~lulu

  4. What a beautiful sight! there is an old barn opposite house and we have been thinking of planting roses against the wall. Seeing your photo inspires me to do something about it.

    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

  5. what a great picture...imagine who lived there through those years!!


  6. I just love this post - and the sunshine in the photo, and the pink roses, and the history of that wall... oh, how I wish I was in France again...

  7. 700 years what a tale they will whisper...and the be so near to such beauty...ahhh. thank you for sharing. Cheers Desiree

  8. Everytime I look at your site it is
    something magical and takes me back
    to the beautiful French countryside.

    Thank you! Happy Friday to you too!

    Flora Doora

  9. Gorgeous! I think that may be an Eden rose, I love it against the old stone. Christie

  10. Bonjour LeeAnn,
    Gorgeous! You have an eye for beauty.
    Bonne Vendredi,

  11. I love your idea of Friday flowers Leeann - they are just beautiful - and it's only Thursday, so they will last even longer :) xv

  12. These are such lovely roses! I also love the old buildings facade and how it contrasts the roses!
    this would make a gorgeous print...hint,hint!
    Have a wonderful weekend Leeann

  13. How romantic and what an interesting thought about 700 Fridays - but there would so many more - 52 x 700 = which is 36,400!

  14. How old do you think the roses are? They're beautiful!

  15. What beautiful roses against the rugged old wall of the convent...thanks for sharing!

  16. I would have to spend a lot of time at the ruins. So pretty!

  17. Wow! Leeann, what an amazing image. It IS truly magical and I love your thoughts about the number of Fridays in 700 years. Happiest of weekends to you! ~Lili

  18. Beautiful photo. Lovely sentiment. Happy Friday to you.

  19. This is truly amazing and just beautiful. I love your blog and I'm adding it to my blog roll. Thank you for stopping by RHS. Look so forward to visiting your blog regularly. Have a great weekend.

  20. Absolutely gorgeous! How amazing to have a place like that so close. It would be a place I'd visit often to meditate and recharge. Thanks for taking us there with this sweet photo and your wonderful words.

  21. i am truly in heaven... have a wonderful weekend... xx

  22. so beautiful, love pink roses!!

  23. Hi Leeann
    Just lovely.
    I wonder who planted that rose and how long ago.
    Maybe it is one of the original Bourbon roses that came to France in 1819 from Ile de Bourbon - now Reunion Island.
    Whatever it's story, she is certainly 'La belle rose'!!

  24. Bonjour Leeann,

    What a very pretty rose, against the stone wall and under the blue sky.
    I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend


  25. Absolutely stunning Leeann - hope you are having a wonderful weekend. x


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