When I can't afford to travel, I dream of travel and France is a perennial favourite.
On My Tray of Bliss today is this pretty shot taken in a village in the South West region of France. The name of the village escapes me, but we'd driven there from the Chateau we'd rented in Chillac, to find some internet access.
In driving the distinctly empty main street, we came upon this glorious display. The store served as the local convenience shop and florist. The florist side of things was clearly more important and made more money as two thirds of the floor space was devoted to display of the blooms.
So gloriously quaint was this display that I couldn't resist snapping a few pretty shots. The shop owner was delighted, couldn't believe that we'd come all the way from Australia, and gifted me with a bouquet which included these blue roses.
The language barrier made things difficult, but I gathered this hue is achieved with tinted water into which the cut blooms are introduced, resulting in this glorious shade. Yes it's strangely unreal, but they were quite beautiful.
Love of pretty things transcends all languages.
What's on your Tray of Bliss today?