Faces of France

Those two faces of summer -
Lance Armstrong and the sunflowers of the French countryside.
What looks more spectacular - Lance in his sultry Oakley shades or those warm yellow flowers pointed towards the sun? I'll let you give me your 10¢ worth!
I know what, I wish I were in France to see them both live & large.

"bonnes périodes"

The peloton makes its way past fields of sunflowers during stage 11 of the 2009 Tour de France from Vatan to Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry on July 15, 2009 in Vatan, France.

The peloton makes its way past fields of sunflowers during stage 11 of the
2009 Tour de France from Vatan to Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry on July 15, 2009
in Vatan, France.

{go forth & live responsibly}
smiles are worth a thousand words

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Jacqueline @ HOME said...

It's the sunflowers for me....everytime. and , of course , I'm supporting the Brits......Come on Bradley and Mark!!!! XXXX

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Deb, just ignore Jacqueline she thinks the Brits are going to win!! ha ha . Bless you for posting these imagage. I watched stage 11 and would you believe my TV has lost it's colour!! All the sunflowers were sort of muddy brown pink. In fact I didn't even realise they were sunflowers!!! My TV has no green and everything, even France is in a drought!! Looks like I will be shopping!! PS Lance isn't bad either. Ciao Julie

Averill said...

Row after row of sunflowers on lovely rolling hills -- yes, please![Though Lance isn't half bad himself -- and I love the shades.]

Happy weekend, Deb!

Renée Finberg said...

the sunflowers are unreal !
i can't imagine how beautiful it was to be rolling past them.
i'd be looking at the sunflowers and would end up crashing.

debra@dustjacket said...

Girls, there's a half decent guy there, no talking about flowers alright! Gosh.

I was kicking myself re your comment at mine, should have put my Bond music on. Didn't think of it. Connery and Craig are my fav's.xx

debra@dustjacket said...

I've just fixed it!xx

Duchess of Tea said...

I love reding the posts and especially the comments on your blog...utterly fascinating.
Duchess xx

Magdalena said...

The combination of both is uterly Divine!!..thanks for stopping over at my blog..glad to have found your lovely blog

Topsy Turvy said...

LOVE those photos - especially the photographers lined up in the sunflower field!

JennyMac said...

Those pics are phenomenal! Ive never seen the race from this perspective. Thank you for sharing.

Jg. for FatScribe said...

I hate to be so unoriginal, but man! those pics are spectacular. thank you so much for sharing with us, and for stopping by FatScribe! Very cool of you!! - Jg.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart Deb for your lovely comment today. I know you understand how sad it can be, it was heartwarming to have such wonderful support from all my blogger friends, such a kind and supportive gesture. Extra hugs for your little friend.
XO and xo

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Amanda~Weekend Host said...

Amazing shots - what a fantastic series of photos!

debi lynn mattingly said...

Okay...call me "funky"...but, I would prefer the country side over Lance and all that sweat! :)


Jenn @ Dear Heart said...

Great photos! Sunflowers are my favorite! You can't be cranky if you're looking at one..it's just not possible.

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Dick and Dora said...

Thanks for visiting from Houston, Texas! I worked there for a while and loved it. I'll be back to visit again soon.

Kellie Collis said...

People should smile more :) xx

Haven and Home said...

Oh if only I was there! I love both, sunflowers and Lance!

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lisa golightly said...

It's the seemingly infinite field of sunflowers for me ... Lance does, however 'enhance' it !
What a wonderful talent for writing and eye for beautiful imagery you have ! Have a most lovely weekend.


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