For the record I'm still alive and well and living at Middlewood! I went on a vacation with my family and returned to find that the deadline for a big project I'm responsible for has been moved up by a few weeks. I still take walks, but the wandering and journaling has been put on hold until the project ends in mid-July. (I think this means I'm living in the REAL world for a while.)
To thank you for your patience I plan to post some old journal drawings from one of my trips to Provence. Travel journaling is a wonderful way to soak in a new place, and the best of souvenirs!
Our favorite place to stay is a wonderful old farmhouse outside of Gordes, a perch village overlooking the Luberon Valley. It is at the end of a long driveway off a tiny country road that winds along the side of the hill and through olive groves, open fields full of wildflowers, and weathered stone walls. The almond tree (above) is just outside the stone wall and columns that support the creaky iron gates to our house.
The small, handmade journal I used has buff-colored Canson paper.