Living Beautiful: Pink fades

Lechaille 09

Realizing that my outdoor PINK opportunities were fading just as my Summer began slipping quietly away… I took a much needed drive to one of my favorite spots. Le Chaille, a French inspired Chateau and Gardens. Nestled at the base of the Cottonwood Canyon, I drove up the winding brick lined lane.

Entrance RS

I am often asked about where I took the shot of my “header” (Top of my blog page) It is actually the shot of the Le Chaille front gate that I took when I was on my first trip several years ago — in mid May if I recall correctly. I fell in love with the peace that was there. The grounds keeper gave me permission to wander as I pleased.

Bridge RS

This is how the grounds look in late August. Isn’t the entrance breath taking? Even at times a bit over whelming visually. Take a moment to really look at all their details.

Wall close RS

Definitely the French inspiration…

When the cold and bitter winds howl this Fall and Winter I am sure I will dive into my Le Chaille folder for a touch of Pink pick me up.

Willow Tree RS

Have the happiest of weekends– Visit Melissa at the Inspired Room (with her Beautiful things gathering) as well as Julia at Hooked on Houses where she celebrates things that make us happy… don’t for get to see the LONG list of Pink celebrators with Bev at How Sweet the Sound.

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

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27 thoughts on “Living Beautiful: Pink fades

  1. It’s a very . . . and I mean VERY beautiful place. Kinda like the ones in fairytales. Lucky lucky you to be able to witness such beauty up close. My fave is the bridge with those flowers 🙂

  2. my gosh…I feel like I am looking in the pages of a magical fairytale book! What a dream of a place! Happy Pink Saturday!

    Linda

  3. WOW…how fortunate that you have this absolutely beautiful spot to wander around and dream.  The flowers are to die for, I can see why you love this place so much.  Yes, your header is breathtaking, you really have an eye for taking lovely photos! Happy Pink SAturday!! xOxO Nerina 🙂

  4. WOW … what AMAZING pink views you’ve found to photograph and share!  How fortunate you are to have such a lovely spot to visit ;–)
    I’m participating for the very first time in Pink Saturday.  Hope you’ll drop by when time permits.  Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs and blessings,

  5. L♥ve your pink goodies this week. Just when I think I have enough pink in my life I participate in Pink Saturday and see even more sweet things I’d enjoy having in my home or flowers for my gardens or just to look at☺ What could be better than the color pink dancing in your head all morning?

    Thanks so much for sharing. Hoping your weekend is filled with sunshine and the comfort of those you love and who love you.

  6. Claudia, you fading pinks are still beautiful. Thanks so much for assembling these photos for us. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  7. This is a very beautiful place, Claudia. I can just see how strolling and taking this all in could be very calming and peaceful. I imagine that knowing what is awating at the end of that brick drive has the stress starting to slip away. Is it private or public grounds?

  8. I just found myself gasping, and saying “oh, oh”, these pictures look like they should be put into a book or made into a calendar! Maybe you should do an all year round photo shoot there and publish it (with permission of course). I’d love to follow you around on some of your adventures, well I guess We do sort of! Great work. . .

  9. I knew it always looked familiar. Each time I have visited I have loved the peacocks proudly walking around showing their pomp and style. Our friends had their daughter’s wedding dinner there and Brooke’s pictures turned out spectacular!
    I too love this picturesque place of peace surrounded by the majestic mountains which grace our lives daily. They had to pay quite handsomely to have wedding gown portrait pictures taken there of their other daughter. That was so nice he let you wander.:) Love it all decked out in lovely pinks!
    ~♥

  10. i am typing this comment with one hand, i sliced off part of my thumb tonight,  yuk,  well this place looks like t, kincaids heaven.  just gorgeous.

  11. I cannot believe this place and how beautiful it is. What a photographer’s dream. Love your header too, which you noted was also taken here. Gorgeous!

    And to the commenter above, I am so sorry about your thumb. How awful!

  12. I am so glad you stopped by my blog and suggested I come to your blog.  Your blog is simply beautiful!  Love your photography, writing, all of it.

    Have a nice day.

    Carole

  13. This place looks like a Thomas Kinkade work of art came to life.  I can certainly see why you love to stroll it’s grounds.  Its very beautiful.  Thanks for sharing.

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