Lainie's Lens

Journeys through photos and insightful messages

Magical Teeny Tiny Door

This tiny door is at the bottom of a larger people door. It is about 3 inches tall, has a teeny door knob and even has it’s own shrubbery. Sadly a while back the 2 doors were removed to make way for one new modern door on an art gallery. This is one of the […]

A Splash Of Yellow

  “I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.” ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay ~ from Afternoon on a Hill.   My afternoon was a morning, meandering through the middle of eastern France ….. and the joy of finding a tiny village named St. […]

Purple Ribboned Sandwiches

Bakery ham and cheese sandwiches tied with purple ribbon. I love French presentation … it is so pleasing to the eye. What makes the differences? Is it the jambon, fromage, or the yummy french bread … each on their own, taste delicious? Or is it the sweet tying of the purple ribbons that make all […]

Faith Hope Love

A small chapel in the village of Grimaud, France. On a personal note: I found myself here by way of escape from all the rumblings of an enormous Harley Davidson Road Rally. (Those photos for another post). And in that soft time away from the noise and the crowds …. I thought about Faith, Hope […]


Faces Of Epoisses Luckily the cheese shop was closed …. which lead to a more detailed exploration of the small village of Epoisses in France. Winding through the tiny alleys while waiting for the shop to open was indeed fruitful. My eyes were thrilled by this extraordinary art on an exterior wall and what was […]

Rumi Poem

In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest, Where no one sees you, But sometimes I do, And that sight becomes this art. -Rumi