May 29, 2011

Photo du Jour - Floating Garden

Barge Herb Garden

A canal barge herb garden, floating on the Canal du Midi. Now, this is my kind of gardening!

This week's entry to Your Sunday Best, hosted by A Rural Journal and to Sunday's in My City by Unknown Mami.

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Betty C. said...

Lovely photo and concept. If I get my blog moving again -- very difficult these days -- I might have to get into some of these weekly events.

Linds said...

Thinking of doing a trip down the Canal next fall and your photo makes me want to do the trip even more!

Lou Belcher said...

I love that concept of a floating garden. You caught a nice view of it.


Joe said...

Interesting place for a garden.

Light Trigger said...

love your perspective! very pretty piture!

Light Trigger

Gone Country said...

Very Creative photo! I like the focus on the herbs yet the perspective of the trees brings your eye back to the herbs. Great job! I like the idea of the location of the herb garden.. very creative as well!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Love this photo. Diane

Buttons said...

I love the whole angle of this shot. It works very well. Beautiful B

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I would love a canal trip, to be able to hop off/on in the little villes, riding a bike to reconnect with the boat. Lovely perspective in your photo, too!


Nancy said...

Now that's just awesome. What a great shot, Loulou. Love herbs and these are so portable! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your photo with us at YSB. I truly appreciate it!

Rural Revival said...

Very romantic and serene. : )


Teresa said...

This is such an interesting composition. I love the line of trees along the canal.

Chez Loulou said...

I've found some very interesting people through this concept. Check it out if you have time. You have some beautiful and unique photos to share.

If you really want to chill out, then you will love it! It is so peaceful.

Thanks! It was a lovely, warm evening and I was just taking random shots. I'm happy with the way it came out.

Chez Loulou said...

The owners of the péniche do a lot of cooking. :)

Light Trigger

Gone country
I love those trees that line the canal, though they are the cause of very annoying hay fever/ allergies every late spring!

Pat said...

It would be lovely to float down the canal with garden on board! Great shot!

Chez Loulou said...

Thank you! I appreciate all your nice comments. :)

Thanks! I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Have you ever taken a trip along one of the canals of France? I never have, but have heard that it is wonderful!

Chez Loulou said...

I look forward to every Sunday. Thank you for creating a great weekly event!

The canal is a very serene place. :)

I love those trees. I'm forever taking photos of them.

Chez Loulou said...

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the photo.

grace said...

What a lovely photo and lovely idea.

La Principessa Errante said...

You have truly captured the serenity. Fabulous photo.

sheila said...

Oh that is clever and beautiful!

urban muser said...

wow, that's cool!

Unknown Mami said...

Oh this is lovely. I felt like I was right there.

Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking said...

Love it! Also my idea of a perfect garden!

Murissa Maurice said...

Lovely idea. Do people live in these boats? I watched a programme that showed people living on houseboats floating down french rivers. Now that would be living!

The Wanderfull Traveler

Keetha Broyles said...

I'd love to float on the barge, but I'm pretty sure my herbs would die in the pot!

Chez Loulou said...

Thank you. I love container gardens!

La Principessa
Merci! Serenity is an easy mood to capture along the Canal. :)

Glad you like it!

urban muser
Many of the barge owners have gardens or at least flower pots on their decks. They are truly floating homes!

Chez Loulou said...

Unknown mami
Just imagine yourself sitting in a comfy chair with a glass of cold rosé and that view.

I am a true lover of container gardening!

Yes, there are many who live barges like this.
This péniche is a hotel barge, the Athos, which is owned by some friends of ours. We had dinner on board last month before the season began.

I do well with herbs...except for basil. Can never seem to keep it alive!