Welcome to French at Heart, a photography blog with few words, but many pictures of a country I love, France. All of the photographs were taken by my husband, Dean Polis, and myself, Dawne, and edited in Adobe Photoshop. If you like what you see, I would be honored if you'd leave a comment. And if you would like to learn our Digital Photography secrets, and make photographs like these yourself, [ oh, yes, you can do it!] we would be happy to lead you on an image making adventure to France with us. You may contact us here or at my email iluvfrance@wildblue.net
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012


All over Normandy right now there is a 
profusion of Hydrangeas. The more acid the soil, the more blue the Hydrangea.  Alkaline soil produces pinker shades. No matter the color, when we move to France, I want dozens of these bushes!

Monday, June 18, 2012


C o l z a  i n  t h e  L o i r e  V a l l e y
Colza is in bloom now in France.
Here's what wikipedia has to say:
Colza oil is a nondrying oil obtained from the seeds of Brassica rapa, var. oleifera, a variety of the plant that produces turnips. Colza is extensively cultivated in FranceBelgiumthe United States, the Netherlands and Germany and Poland. In France, especially, the extraction of the oil is an important industry. In commerce, colza is classed with rapeseed oil, to which it is very closely allied in both source and properties. It is a comparatively nonodoriferous oil of a yellow colour, having a specific gravity varying between 0.912 and 0.920. The cake left after extraction of the oil is a valuable feed ingredient for pigs.

I did this photo 3 years ago as a study for a painting. 
 I still have yet to do the painting :\

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Paris Party!

There's a Paris Party going on tonight...
I'm posting over at Quiddity 2
You're invited to come and follow the link to see many, many tributes to the 
City of Light!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I have been offline for a few weeks with horrendous internet problems--part of the trade off for living in  a rural paradise, I guess.  But I think I'm back now, and in the meantime I have had another article published in the always beautiful "Belle Inspiration" magazine.  If you would like to read my article on the Fairy tale village of Gerberoy you can click here.

Au revoir,