5.06.2009

The Swing in the Ancient Forest

At the end of the long drive stands an enchanting castle in
an ancient forest.
Through the door and up the well worn stairs , your room is waiting .. .
for you to step out of your shoes and toss your city clothes on the chaise ... .. .
before you return to the garden to explore . . ..
past the shaded lounges by the shimmering water .. . .
through the gate in the old stone wall .. . .
to the ancient forest where a swing waits ... . suspended from a sheltering tree.

As you relax and marvel at this garden of eden , you recall the history
and the former residents. This was the 16th century hunting lodge of
Diane de Poitiers , mistress of Henry II - - - Chateau de Massillan.

If those trees could talk.

7 comments:

à la parisienne said...

Judith,
First of all, I really appreciate your sweet comments on my blog. Now on to you...You do AMAZING work. I was just looking through your portfolio. These rooms are so well put together and the colors are so beautiful. I bet your clients are just thrilled with your work! My favorite image is that of the little leather purse on top of the crumbled sheet of music- what a great juxtaposition of these two art forms!Great idea! Have a great day!

My Castle in Spain said...

Magical castle Judith!
the garden and forest are to die for...
makes me dream !

Ingrid Mida said...

It is enchanting....
I want to pack my bags and move in!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

How lovely - I'm afraid I can only spend five weeks at this time

Cote de Texas said...

whoa - that is so beautiful!

Di Overton said...

I wish I were there right now

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Just found your blog and loving it! I don't know which is better -this castle or the beautiful photography!