Almond trees, "lemons", or jalopies... near the town of Orange, France. fugueuse (foo geuhz) noun, feminine : a runaway => the masculine is fugueur (foo guer) =>Also: la fugue: running away ; faire une fugue or fuguer = to run away ; le fugitif (la fugitive) Sound File: Listen to American-accented French... in today's audio file (the... Read more →

Photo of the puppies (beneath my son's legs) with their little identity tags (having just returned from the vet). Read today's picture story "Puppy Fodder" in which Braise-The-Dog and I offer up our ears, fingers, and toes to the Puppy Gods... before they go. (This is their last week with us...) Never miss a post! Sign up... Read more →

After a spell in Marseilles (Hex in the City?) the dogs are hanging out now, like angels, at the farm. That's the seductrice (winking). Sam "The Man," the gentleman gigolo, is looking camera shy. Click to enlarge this photo. comme si de rien n'était : as if nothing had happened Sound File & Example Sentence Download MP3... Read more →

Now that you know the ending to our lost dog story, we can slow down a bit -- and learn the middle part! (Click on the photo to enlarge... and please excuse the marchand de sable or "sandman" in Sam The Man's eyes, but you'll allow him the excuse of complete exhaustion, won't you?!) . crevé(e) (kruh-vay)... Read more →

Our beloved dog, Braise. Photo taken one month ago... . CHIEN PERDU : LOST DOG . Audio File Download Chien "perdu" MP3 file . A Day in a French Life... by Kristin Espinasse A terrible thing happened at the breeder's in Marseilles: the dogs escaped. Jean-Marc and I arrived at the boarder's (who, I now admit, were... Read more →

I've lived on funny-named streets before ("Never Mind Trail" back in Carefree, Arizona...) but this one takes the cake: "Rue des Emmerdeurs" (un emmerdeur/euse = a pain in the neck). * * * Please excuse the temporary change in format. Your editor is feeling very much like a rebel *without* a cause today. (And, Mom, if you... Read more →

Love Shack. I took a dozen photos of this dreamy field and dashing farm hut, located outside the town of Orange. See several of the images in Saturday's Cinéma Vérité. Updating the French photo site, each weekend, is both a privilege and a pleasure--I hope it brings you as much enjoyment! Check out what CV members have... Read more →

First radish harvest. The leaves are a bitten, the vase (an old roof tile) is chipped, but the flowers are thriving. Note: If this page is loading incorrectly, or freezing up, and you are using Internet Explorer... then you might want to view this post in another browser, such as Firefox. You can download this last version... Read more →