Monday, March 19, 2012

Dog Trots Globe - to Provence

Image copyright © Sheron Long. All Rights Reserved.


Although Chula was limited by the "no dog" signs in Paris, she was free to go everywhere in Provence.  She loves the lavender fields, seen here with Mont Ventoux in the background, and the plentiful sunflower fields.  She was a regular in the bistros and markets and friendly with the brocante vendors.  Truly, exploring the village and making new friends was much to her liking.

See the original post here with her Paris story.

Today is the last day to comment before the drawing this evening. 
The winner will be announced tomorrow.


Dog Trots Globe
To Paris & Provence

32 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love Chula! What a beautiful doggie lady she is!! And what a lovely place! Love the fields of lavender! I spent a wonderful day in one of the lavender farms here in Washington last spring! Loved it! Hope to go back! Have a great week, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

French Girl in Seattle said...

Ah, here's my friend Chula again. I enjoyed reading her adventures. She is one lucky dog (and pretty too!) --- Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

kathrin said...

wow, what a wonderful pic !!! it s specially beauty for a postcard !!!Have a great time, big hugh Kathrin

Rob-bear said...

En province avec Chula. Magnfique!

C'est tres bien, Genie!

Joop Zand said...

It's a great shot with lovely colors, very nice done.

Greetings, Joop

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Chula looks very happy and content in the lavender fields of Provence - I would be too!!!!
xo
Shane

Cezar and Léia said...

Chula is so cute, wonderful portrait!
Léia

Joe said...

A picture of happiness. Chula looks very much at home in the lavender fields. It brings a smile to my face.

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Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

This has just made my day. We've always had collies and this might be the most striking picture I've eve seen. Of course my love of Provence has something to do with it in addition to the fact I'm drawn to collies. I can't wait to show my husband.

BTW, her ears are perfect. I'm off to follow her Paris story now.
Sam

brattcat said...

i love everything about this image!!!!

Louise said...

I realise it's not your picture Genie, but it's fantastic. I'd loved to be gamboling about through the lavender with Chula.

M said...

Running through lavender fields sounds like a delightful thing to do I spring! Hmmmmm --- I can smell the aroma!

Speedway said...

A beautiful chestnut-colored dog in a field of lavenver - it's a Chula vista!

biebkriebels said...

Such a cute picture, she is really happy walking in the lavender fields.

Bibi said...

I had a collie as a kid and one later on. Beautiful dogs. My friend just bought a lavender-scented flea collar for her dog...even if it doesn't work, it smells good.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

It is difficult to tell from this photo without any perspective except the lavender, but Chula is a Sheltie and loves her petite size.

I would love to be in the lavender, but as Holly discovered on her first trip in the lavender fields, there often are bees... many of them.

Janey and Co. said...

Ahh...Chula I have just turned green with envy!

Kris said...

I don't know why but this image makes me feel a bit melancholy...perhaps because it brings to mind my dog that passed (3) years ago. I still become a bit overwhelmed with sadness when I see photos of dogs that are free spirited...which reminds me of my dog.

We once had a huge planting area that ran the length of the back of our house and I planted lots of lavender because it was so sunny and hot and it thrived there. It was beautiful and I would cut and dry some of it and always had to deal with bees buzzing everywhere. Just like peonies draw ants, lavender draws bees! I had both! LOL

TheChieftess said...

Are you sure that's not Lassie???

Riet said...

What a beautiful dog Chula is. I remember these dogs from long ago and call them all Lassie. Beautiful in the lavender fields and the mont Ventous in the background. My kind of view. :)))))

Malyss said...

Ha, what a pretty picture! Chula seems so beautyful and happy among lavender!(and the pic is so unusual in your blog! :o)

Harriet said...

I think Chula is saying "Oh Happy Day!" Looks like she is enjoying this outing a lot.

Alexa said...

She looks like a very happy pup! (I'd be happy too, in that beautiful spot.)

Randy said...

That is such a sweet photo.

martinealison said...

Elle semble si heureuse dans ce cadre... Je le suis tout autant lorsque je me trouve dans la région...
Gros bisous

Nathalie said...

On this first official day of Spring the landscapes of Provence still have a very wintery look.

I look at your photo and I dream....

Jean said...

We had a dog that looked exctly like this one. Ginger, grew up with our girls and lived to be around 15 years old. The Picture is absolutley beautiful. As are all of your photos. Lv them.

James said...

What a beautiful picture!

Gunn said...

Superb MODEL and IMAGE!
Love it!

Cryingbear said...

I miss Provence so much.. thank you for your picture which makes me remember my homeland!

Jilly said...

What a photo! What a dog! And that lavender. Heaven.