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. Our next workshop is planned for November, 2012. More details coming...
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Only a week to go!



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We're leaving for Paris and the French countryside in 7 days! I expect to see a lot of this...





and a whole lot of this




If you want to see what else we'll be looking for, you might want to go on over to 
Quiddity 2, 
where I did a long post on the famous 
Puces de Saint-Ouen...

20 comments:

  1. Hi Dawne!
    I will be there with you in spirit! Will you have time to post any photos while you're there?
    xo, Elaine

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    1. Hi Elaine,
      If I post pix, it will be on my French at Heart Facebook page. I did that last year, and it was fun! Then , when I get back I will start editing like mad!!! Yes, I know you will be there in spirit, and SOMEDAY in person!!!!!!
      xx

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  2. Morning Dawne,
    I am extremely envious! You constantly remind me that my passport has expired - note to self "shift your lazy arse and GET A PASSPORT"! :-)
    Di
    xxxxx

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    1. Oh, Di! You make me laugh!!! I always do this cold sweat thing before every trip, thinking that mine has expired, too!!! And don't be envious!! You live so close. well, closer! You should shoot for November for another trip. We will try to be there the 1st week. We'll have a party!
      xx

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  3. Ahhh....this is it. THIS IS IT MY DEAR! And let me tell you, if I had the means, I WOULD BE GOIING WITH YOU!!! Boulangeries? My second favorite destination next to les châteaux. THINK OF ME! And this photo of the castle is one of my favorites of yours my dear.....be well, LOVE TO YOU AND BON COURAGE! Anita

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    1. Well, Anita, i think you will be going there sooner than later. Just get those beams out of the way, then start saving your "argent"!! You should join my French at Heart page on Facebook, as I hope to be posting there.
      Yes, I will think of you at les châteaux!!!!
      xx

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  4. Dear Dawn, happy travels to you. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful photos when you return. It's only two more months and we will be picking up our car in Paris and heading south...to parts unknown.

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  5. Hi Gina,
    Oh, Good for you!! September is beautiful in Provence and the South. We went there in 2008. I'll be looking forward to reading about that! We are headed for some time in Paris and Normandy.
    happy 4th today!!
    xx

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  6. oh how wonderful...do you have room in your suit case for a small middle aged menopausal artist? i want to go. have a safe trip and take lots of pics!!
    erin
    xxoo

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  7. Oh my word.... will your suit case hold TWO artists? How I would love to go.. Looking forward to a virtual tour when you return home. Enjoy! Wishing you a safe travel.
    fondly,
    Penny

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  8. sept jours??? Oh be still my heart. I hope you have a fabulous time. Will you post from France or will we have to wait for your return? Either way bon voyage mon amie!
    V

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    1. Oh, Virginia, I know YOU can relate to how excited we are!! And it's only 3 days now, not a week! Yikes! I'd better finish packing!! And no, I won't post until I get nome, but I probably will put some pix up on my French at Heart page on facebook...where I see I' have to change my status :/
      Thanks so for your visit!
      xx

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  9. Bon voyage Dawne and how very exciting that you will soon be flying away to the most romantic and beautiful Country.
    Safe travels and I look forward to hearing from you and seeing photos on your return

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  10. Thanks so much for the visit and well-wishes, Carolyn! We are looking forward to meeting up with some other bloggers while we are there, and I wish you could be one of them! Hope to come home with some good stories and Pix
    xx

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  11. DARLIN' DAWNE!!!!!!!!

    First of all, how FUN it is to chat on Pinterest! Secondly, I GOT THE ART AND PRAYER JOURNAL....wow. WOW!

    AND thank you dearest for coming to visit my sea adventure. We are always saying, "REACH FOR THE STARS!" Hey, what about reaching DOWN DEEP for our dreams? The Kingdom of God is within YOU.

    PEACE.
    Have a fab time in France.
    I will miss you greatly.

    COME BACK WITH LOTS OF FUNNNNNNNN PICS! Bisous, Anita

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    1. Oh, Anita, I will be reaching down, and reaching up, and reaching OUT!!! I will be posting [ I hope] some pix from my iPhone to my French at Heart page on facebook, which you still haven't joined!!!!!! It's FREE mon amie!! ahahah!! Get some good pins for us while I'm gone, okay??!!!!
      xx

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  12. Chere Dawne! I'm sharing in your excitement here...how wonderful!!!
    Have a FABULOUS time....eat lots of FABULOUS food...and I KNOW you will be taking fabulous photos...
    Bon Voyage chere amie!!!
    BISOUS,
    - Irina

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    1. Oh, Merci, chère amie, I will certainly try to EAT a lot and SHOOT a lot!!! Off to see you now!
      xx

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  13. Dawne, I will keep you in my thoughts. I don't know if I"m on your FB page but will go see now so I can keep up.
    Bon voyage,
    xx
    V

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    1. Just checked, Virginia, and you are!!!! Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts... wish you were going to be there, too, as i think we would have a hoot together!!!
      xx

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