Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pictures, Not Words

I'm busy writing today so instead of words, I thought I'd give you pictures of various scenes that resonate with me. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Here's where I'd be living if I had my way. Thatched roof. Cottage garden. Looking out my window at England.

However, when my detective is home in Provence, this is a view of his village, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

This is the scenery my characters walk through in my WiP taking place in England. The view hasn't changed much in the last 75 years.

But right now, the place I live now is 2 days away from hosting the Olympics. Here's the view every night in Vancouver's downtown harbour.

Last night in Richmond, which is part of Metro Vancouver. The torch. The flame. Olympic-sized magic.

All images found at Google images.


  1. Elspeth - Thanks for the beautiful pictures! They speak volumes! I really love that 'photo of the cottage, by the way - the first one : ). I can see why you dream of living in a place like that.

  2. Beautiful pics! It would certainly be no hardship to live in that cottage. Happy writing!

  3. Wonderful! I love the cottage. Very dreamy :) Can I move in next door?

    Happy Wednesday,

  4. Wonderful pictures. Put them all together and weave a story.

  5. Margot; Isn't it beautiful?

    Deb; I whole-heartedly agree.

    Jen; Sure!

    Carol; Two of them are already being used in my story!

  6. I love those top two especially. Wouldn't it be lovely to be able to get away for awhile and write for two weeks straight in one of these places?

  7. KarenG; Wouldn't it? My problem would be once I got into that English cottage i don't think I would leave.

  8. Thanks for sharing the images. The thatched roof reminds me of a guy I travelled with years ago. He was one of only 300 thatchers in Britain at that time.

  9. The photos brought back some wonderful memories of the times I lived in England. I loved visiting and never grew tired of looking at the thatched cottages. However, because I like modern conveniences too much, I never found one I’d want to live in – at least for more than a day or two.

  10. Alan; It is a skill that is becoming scarcer and scarcer. A pity, in my opinion.

    Jane; How I envy you! I've never lived there; only visited. I think I'd be fine in one of those cottages, but I understand your point.

  11. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for posting them.

  12. Love the thatched cottage and the bridge over the pond. I love England. All of Europe, actually. Someday, would love to live there as well. Elspeth, thanks for all your kind words these last few days. It helps.

  13. Well, Elspeth, you're a writer to the end. This is the ultimate show, don't tell. Good job.

    Best Wishes Galen.
    Imagineering Fiction Blog

  14. Awesome - we're only a few days away :) Can't wait!

  15. Maryann; You're so welcome.

    Karen; I wish I could do more.

    Galen; I thought of that! hehehehe!

    Jemi; Neither can I! The atmosphere here is electric.

  16. These are beautiful, Elspeth. I feel like I've taken a virtual vacation!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  17. Beautiful photos. It's nice to see a warm, sunny place.

  18. Elizabeth; And no virtual luggage to unpack!

    Mason; Oh dear, are you one of the snow-bound?

  19. Thank you for the pictures, Elspeth. I have been feeling blah myself, and they put me in a really good mood. Specially the last two.

  20. Hey - I left a comment here yesterday ... didn't publish? Oh well, I wanted to say that thatched roof cottage is, swear to god, the perfect pictorial representation of my dream retirement home. Serious.

    Marvin D Wilson


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