Wysteria Lane (Again)

Another beautiful day today. The weather this spring has been wonderful if a little too dry, however, twenty six degrees centigrade plus unbroken sunshine, I'm not complaining.

Karen and I decided to take a stroll around Sarlat and find somewhere for lunch. Why does food always taste better when dining alfresco? I had Duck Confit together with Pommes Sarladaise, Karen went for a Salade Composee, yum.

As ever, the Wysteria looks magnificent at this time of year, so just a few photos.
























At it's peak now, the bloom time is always too short, but for a couple of weeks it's stunning, two weeks of splendour!

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  1. I'm awed, and a tad envious too. Beautiful to look at; fabolous to smell too.

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  2. You had the best day! Do you know that? Look at that Frenchy-ness all around you, that walk, that lunch. Man oh man.

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  3. This sounds like the perfect day! Perfectly sunny, lunch alfresco, gorgeous wisteria in full bloom. Sigh. What more could one hope for?

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  4. Oh, how casual you are about Duck Confit and Salade Composee. Clearly you've never been to Atlanta and tried to find such things....we have Chick Fil-A and McDonald's......

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  5. ¡Qué bonitas fotos! Me gustan mucho.
    Besos
    LOLA

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  6. Tudo aqui é simplesmente maravilhoso!
    Congratulations!

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  7. Oh it is just goegeous beyond!! Looking at those flowers would be so heavenly!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my Giveaway from the French Basketeer

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  8. Love it in an urban setting. The shots are totally fantastic!!

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  9. So wonderful. That wisteria is magic, especially with a few roses tucked in.
    And personally I think food always tastes better when someone else cooks it and cleans up afterward . . . eating outdoors is a bonus, too!

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  10. Your life appears to be a dream, Rob, a beautiful dream, but I'm sure you have a reality too. Photos do that. The horse chestnut in the last photo reminds me of our vast differences in climate. We have lines of them all around Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. But they don't bloom until the first or second week of May.

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  11. Lovely! What is the big tree with the white blooms?

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  12. Okay- the roses and wisteria together convince me that instead of bright red roses over the arbor, I need a pink rose with a deep cerise center, and a pale purple clematis. I love wisteria, but don't trust them on wooden structures.

    Over stone, they are breathtaking, though.

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  13. Hi Folks

    The tree in the last photo is a Horse Chestnut, they're a little early this year.

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  14. Sarlat is always beautiful but with that wysteria it is stunning. Diane

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  15. Rob,

    These photos are awesome I do remember last years photos too. The wisteria in the city makes for a more controlled environment than when it grows rampant in the country.

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  16. These photos are postcard perfect. Sounds like a heavenly day. We haven't been nearly as warm. The wisteria and roses are gorgeous intermingled.

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  17. That Wisteria - just wow!

    You might find this interesting Rob:

    http://nolawildandprecious.com/2011/03/18/fantabulous-fridays-flowers-to-eat-farmers-market-salad-and-outdoor-bathing/

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  18. I totally agree that everything is better outside. Well, except for sushi. Raw fish in the sunshine sort of seems a bad idea!

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  19. I think your wisteria is prettier than ours in the states...the blooms look bigger.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

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  20. Gorgeous photos! You really captured the ambiance of being in a lovely French village.

    The weather, even in Paris, was sunny and warm while were there. Loved the LILACS and wisteria everywhere! Didn't go to Monet's garden this year, but was thrilled with... I'll tell you soon! :-)

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  21. The wisteria looks so beautiful with the golden stone and the roses! Love the Horse Chesnut tree too.

    You asked about the Cedar Waxwings. They don't sing but they vocalize a lot within their flocks, a high sort of musical trilling, not very loud.

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  22. Sarlat in spring - wonderful! Nice and warm, not too many tourists and all that amazing wisteria!

    I reckon my wisteria will be fully out within the next week or so ....whilst my camera is in America with Laura!

    We've got glorious weather for the next few days and I'm off work for the school holidays ...so I'm off out to get more done in the sun! :)

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  23. Rob, there is magic in those historic buildings... something so special as the flowers are framed against them. If you don't mind, could you spare a little of that spring and send it onto the PNW? ;)

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  24. Wisteria and roses blooming together..HEAVEN on earth....

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  25. Love it with the roses peeping through.

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  26. What a lovely plant. The wisteria blooms are gorgeous, lush, I can almost smell them. One of my favourite scents. And the chestnut too, I can smell the honey! Must buy some :-)

    I hope I can take pictures of the New York wisteria that come even close to yours in beauty. But many weeks off, yet.

    Hm, now I want duck, too!

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  27. Rob - you are an amazing 'ambassador'! Who could resist a visit after taking a virtual tour of your stroll? Tout simplement merveilleux!

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  28. I have to say I'm quite jealous of your weather! And here I am blogging about snow as our spring is very late this year.
    I've been following your blog for three years now, and am happy to see more people appreciate your beautiful area!

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  29. That wisteria is just pure perfection, Rob especially against the colour of those bricks. As for your lunch my already plump waistline is so glad that it does not reside in France :)

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  30. Oh Rob, I have missed visiting your part of the world via your blog. Your photos are beautiful . . . and make me long for a real visit. I have strolled through other posts too and find them all intoxicating in beauty. I hope you get the rain you need soon. Even without it everything seems so lush. You have gorgeous places nearby and of course your home is stunning. Thank you for sharing your charming and enchanting niche on our planet.

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  31. Stunning! Our wisteria has come and gone. It grows up an old tree which I think by now has rotted, but the wisteria is always beautiful; not as beautiful as where you are with the roses in it. Hmmmm, maybe I'll do that sometime.

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