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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Breathing space

New York is hot as blazes this week (101 yesterday!). Wouldn't it be wonderful to whisk away to the French countryside? These shady trees and lakes look so inviting right about now. Hope you're managing to stay cool, wherever you are. xo

(Photos by Patrick Smith)

55 comments:

Pretty Little World said...

We were up in the Catskills this past week, and it does look like the French countryside, but even with the lakes and trees, it was insanely hot!

Joanna Goddard said...

ooh, the catskills, so beautiful!

iris said...

France is lovely, but from NYC you're within driving distance of unlimited woods and lakes...and wine countries, heh. Ithaca can offer quite the respite :)

Diana Mieczan said...

We both have Breathing Spaces on out minds...I did a post this morning about my breathing sanctuary...This is wonderful and so relaxing....thanks:)
Have a great day, Joanna:)
Ps: Its sooooo hot...ufff:)

Patricia said...

Those pictures are lovely! Would love to one day go to France. and It's a hot one in Toronto too...phew!

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13bees said...

I am so hot right now that even those photos look hot!

Jovana M. said...

Actually, I'd love to escape to Hvar, Croatia where I was 5 years ago. Perhaps next summer!

Rachel Dangerfield said...

The air just looks like it would be fresher there, doesn't it? I can't get to the French countryside at the moment, but my back porch is a nice alternative!

This is just beautiful, Joanna :)

Liz said...

we're experience a heat wave here in Portland, OR, too!! 98 degrees tomorrow! Although, I have to admit it is a WELCOME change from all the rain we've had this year!!

Good luck staying cool with your little man! :)

Anonymous said...

I was in France a couple weeks ago and it was very hot as well in the countryside. But those photos do look nice...

-Gabrielle

Melanie's Randomness said...

I'm feeling the NY heat too!! I would love to be in the French countryside right now!! =)

Anna Walker said...

I love, love, love to go there right now...

Actually in California though, it's been pretty chilly! Maybe in the 70's-80's tops, when usually it's 113 degrees here!

How Random!

I hope you find a way to stay cool :)

Piper (DailyDivaDish) said...

101! No wonder you're dreaming of getting away. These photos are beautiful!
XO Piper

Aura said...

Oklahoma hovers on or around 100 degrees for three straight months in the Summer! In two weeks we're escaping to 14,000 feet and camping & hiking in Colorado. It's been our beat-the-heat getaway for the last 3 years.
And those pictures are France?! Wow.

syl said...

oh, how i long to float lazily in a cool lake in provence! i adore these photos...the perfect daydream getaway from the chilly san francisco fog. :)

xo,
sylvie of silver lining

Eme said...

91 in Lisbon today (much better than the last couple of days). Water and ice-creams, that's how I do it :)

Becca said...

It's a cool day in Boston (89) compared to the blistering 100+ heat we had yesterday. I'd love nothing more than to dive into a European sea, and then let myself bake in the dry heat. Although Madrid is one of few European cities to not have a river (or main water source), there was no better feeling than taking a dip in the pool in the early evening, and then taking a late day siesta to dry off.

Becca

Signe said...

going to the nort of Norway on friday so dont think heat insane will be my problem! more worried about the rain :)
Stay cool!

Lillian Chang said...

Ooh, that does look soo soothing and cool :) What a lovely scene :)

hip hip gin gin said...

These photos look lovely. How great would it feel to sit in the shade, with a cool breeze, and my feet dangling in the lake, ahhhhhh! Instead I am hugging my window ac unit as if my life depended on it, which you know it sort of does =(

Olivia said...

looks fabulous!!!!!!!

Maki said...

Oh the heat wave.... Whenever I see water or ice, it does magic and my body temp goes down - it's really hot in FL today too. Stay cool, Joanna!

p.s. hope your little Prince is staying cool too:)
xoxo

Hollie said...

yikes. I had no idea it got that hot in NY! It's really hot and sticky here in Texas. :[ I'm so ready for fall!!

ag. said...

we finally had our first summer day yesterday here in vancouver so i'm welcoming the heat but i would love to be whisked away to the french countryside at any point!
looks lovely!
stay cool everyone! a little pink lemonade or an ice cream sundae...always does the trick for me!

Her name was Lola said...

You're our go-to NYC resident blogger, Jo: WHAT MUST ONE DO TO KEEP COOL IN THE SUMMER IN THE CITY? !

amy said...

I keep some of my favorite cities in my weather app on my phone, just so I can dream about where else I could be on miserable, hot days.
Right now...
71 and cloudy in Marfa, Texas
81 and partly sunny in Heidelberg, Germany
68 and cloudy in London, England
73 and partly sunny in Halifax, Novia Scotia
57 and cloudy in Denver, Colorado

{kms} said...

come to the bay area and watch the fog roll in on the way to wine country! perfect terrain for summer bike riding! xo.

Notes from Holly St. said...

The French countryside looks so dreamy. Hope you're staying cool. It's been unseasonably cool and overcast in LA...it almost feels like fall!

BusyB said...

anything away from the office looks dreamy right now : ) that place i can see myself staying for a while! our weather in CA is COLD! whats going on???

Melissa Blake said...

Yes, those photos look beautiful. And Iris, Ithaca is so gorgeous. I was there a few summers ago and loved it. xoxo

Joanna Goddard said...

yes, iris, we're actually going to the hudson valley next week, i can't wait! :)

ElisabethSpace said...

I finally caved in yesterday and bought a fan, a rotating tower kind! While I feel like I can take the heat, I worry that my 2 kitties would suffer in our place all day with no air conditioning.
Seattle's got nothing on the East Coast, though. We whine when it hits 90.
ElisabethSpace Jewelry

Anonymous said...

Such peaceful pictures!

faymuss said...

I will be in the French country side 2 weeks from Friday! So excited!!
xo

Marcouiller Trimble said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE xox

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

What a wonderful dream place!

Bri said...

This is exactly what I'm dreaming to fly away to. Reminds me of the lodge in Montana my husband's family visits. I'm thinking a trip would be nice right about now : )

Elisa, Croatia said...

Same here, but luckily we have the beach right across our apt. So this morning we took a dip in the Adriatic Sea.

Greetings from a Mexican mommy living in Europe

StephDrake said...

a bit like this really http://stephdrake.blogspot.com/2010/07/life-in-french-alps.html

Lucky enough to be spending my summer working in the French Alps

Caroline, No. said...

I'm scared. I'm coming to NYC for a week tomorrow. I'm used to crappy British weather - I'm gonna fry!

mosey said...

It's freakin' freezing where I am right now (northern CA). But I'm coming to NYC in August - could you ask the city to simmer down a little before I arrive?

Amanda said...

Wow! That's just way too hot! It's been raining since the 4th over here on the west coast so I'm not sure which is worse! I would love to get away where it's warmer!

Sabrina said...

Ahhh! Simply amazing!
xxS

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

i agree, NYC has been almost unbearable lately! hope you and the baby are keeping cool :)

Shannon said...

this is so amazing and gorgeous, i cannot wait for summer and to wear beautiful flowy dresses.x

Lydia said...

love this post!! not gonna lie...i'm dying in this heat!!!! thankfully i was able to escape to Colorado last week. definitely great to have that breathing space. hope you and alex and toby are able to escape it for a little bit :). thanks so much for your recent comments!!
-lydia

Happenstance said...

Staying cool is an understatement! It's so cold, gloomy and wet that it looks like it's been raining all day here in San Diego. Luckily we just returned from Palm Springs:)

Engracia said...

I'm keeping cold, I in Sydney, so it is winter for me. In fact I have the fire on it is so cold.
Engracia
x

Laura Trevey said...

Ahhh.... so peaceful...

Annie said...

I thought of the Catskills right away when I saw this pics! so great up there..

dulci said...

YES PLEASE!!!!!!
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2 by Design said...

Uggggh, it's 112 right now in Scottsdale and I'd give my right arm for a cool breeze. Don't even get me started on what I'd give up for a body of cool water!

Megan Taylor said...

I love the looks of that lake...amazing!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

It is so hot! I wish I were in the Alps!

DiSCo said...

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