Monday 12 August 2019

Renoir's Moulin Huet

Hi my lovelies.
Are you having a splendid August?
I'm sure your days are full like mine and you're finding little time to sit and read whilst the sun is out.  There's something about August that inspires me to live life to the full.  You too? Maybe there's a touch of panic in the air, the feeling that summer is slipping by ...

So I thought I'd just pop in with some pics of what I saw and enjoyed when out walking recently, as some of you have mentioned that you enjoy seeing pics of my home island of Guernsey, so I thought it would be nice to do a few scenic posts this month for you to whisk through when you have a moment or two to spare. 

Let's kick off with Moulin Huet, a bay along our south coast.

The island was celebrating the life of the French impressionist artist Renoir (d. 1919), who visited the island and worked on many paintings of this particular bay during his stay.
To create atmosphere, this charming family walked around the area invoking the spirit of the period.

Frames captured some of the scenes he painted.

From the hilltop tea kiosk.

I felt this pic was of the period, I rather liked it's composition.

No filters are needed when the shallow sea is this beautiful shade of jade.

Every walk must include a coffee and scones, it's the rules!

TP taking a shot through one of the frames positioned around the bay.

I hope you found a few spare moments to take a virtual walk around Moulin Huet.

A la perchoine, 
Mary x.


  1. What beautiful scenes. It is wonderful to live in such a gorgeous place. I posted some scenes yesterday of our walk on our own little island but I think yours was probably a lot warmer than ours!

    1. Yes the weather has changes eh. Must dash off to read of your adventures!
      Hugs, x.

  2. Loving the views. The walk up from the beach though dos'nt look as steep as i remember it and I was much younger lol. Thank you for sharing.
    Regards - Jill stylishatsixty

    1. Thought of you when I posted this. And believe me Jill, that incline is still deceptively steep - I’ve been suffering from plantar fasciitis from wearing flat shoes that day 😢.
      Hugs, .

  3. These photos are so beautiful! You live in such a gorgeous place Mary. I love the idea of the frames - such amazing images!

  4. Amazing views and so nice to hear all about it - you're so lucky to live here. Oh send me a scone over Mary. x :-)) Jacqui Mummabstylish