Into The Vines

Monteluce VineyardFall is coming and it is about change, all kinds of change. I would like to invite you to come over to my other WordPress and hang out with me there. I’m going to keep gardenlilie; she’s so fine but my main blog will now be theivorytide.com. It will have news, arts, poetry, music, etc. I’m very excited about this. I need to consolidate and bring focus to my writing while editing. Thank you so much for following and commenting for the past few years. This has been a life-changing opportunity for me to explore.

Follow me if you’d like …

20130505-155227.jpgWhile I finish my Vintage Bleu Trilogy in 2014 set in Paris …

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Blue Vino Bottles… and the Loire Valley in a vineyard. This Bleu Trilogy is beyond anything I ever thought I would create in my life, unbelievably! I hope you’ll join me as life is a celebration and there is so much more we can all do to support and encourage one another. Carpe Diem!;)

There are many things I still need to learn but I feel I have come so far already. I’d love to share with you if you are on this creative road. All the best!

It is time to burn the candle and finish what I started …

Burning River

 

 

 

 

Burning River

 

 

Find me on theivorytide.com or at CarolineClemens.com.

I wish you peace and peace for the world.

~pic credit myself at Monteluce Vineyards and Google images.

Caroline Clemens/gardenlilie

Jane Dougherty, Writer and Poet

Flower Clouds~1903 by Odilon Redon 1840-1916
by Redon
I’m pleased to present to you a fellow blogger whom I am just beginning to learn about all of her talents! She sent me this beautiful sail boat painting with a poem. The poem has sailed away into e-verse; will post as soon as I find it.
Jane can often be found on her blog … http://janedougherty.wordpress.com/

Biography

Jane Dougherty is a product of the Irish diaspora. She was brought up in Yorkshire and educated in Manchester and London then moved to France to work in the wine trade. She spent fourteen years in Paris where she married and had four children, sold a lot of wine, studied Irish for a year at Paris’s Irish College, and taught herself Italian. Next move was to Laon in Picardy, a medieval gem of a town set in beautiful countryside, where her fifth child was born. She now lives in Bordeaux with her family, a Spanish greyhound and a posse of cats.

Jane Dougherty  … she writes poetry and books, here are links to The Dark Citadel.
After visiting her Amazon page I came away with a glimpse of Jane’s writing …
          The Dark Citadel is a dystopian fantasy novel for Young Adults in her Green Woman Series. “This epic story of evil, heroism, bravery, treachery, hatred and the invincible power of love” captivates and compels the reader onward from an author who seems gifted.
by Caroline Clemens
~image from wikimedia
~bio/info from her Amazon page

Bleu Moon

 

Bleu Moon

This well written novel set in Paris and the Loire Valley has won two international awards!!

Bleu Moon starts off with a beautiful vineyard wedding in December for Brie and Olivier and from there the story takes on its own unique life. Portraits of real life settings get new meaning and quicker answers than we do in real life. Darlene, a jazz singer from The Bleu in search of her son finds more than paradise on her trip to the south seas. Her softness belies what this character is truly all about.

Bleu Moon is about modern families formed in different ways, realism filled with emotion sure to tug at your heart and keep you smiling. Paris has mysteries these characters search out, where they find true individual strength hiding within themselves. The writer paints this story like an impression from long ago in the classic style.

Bleu Moon is now available for a short time on Amazon with their exclusive new format … Kindle Unlimited. You can download it in less than 60 seconds to your kindle or e-read format for FREE.

Caroline Clemens, the writer is presently finishing the sequel, Sapphire Souls, to this contemporary unique family story beset with drama and intrigue. This is for middle age readers, YA, contemporary literature, mystery lovers and Paris lovers alike.

Find it on Amazon under Caroline Clemens or at her twitter site ‘gardenlilie.’

~gardenlilie

 

 

 

Beach Music

Here’s a great song and video for the summer by Enrique Iglesias.

This is his tenth studio album titled ‘Sex and Love.’

There’s even a bit of soccer in there. Ha!

Bailondo~this song says DANCE!

 

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Hope you are having a great summer with fun-filled, new adventures or quiet escapes from the noises of the world … wherever paradise may be!

gardenlilie

Bastille Day

French Blue

Congratulations to France for the 100th Tour de France celebrated on their Bastille Day … July 14th!

 

French Blue

French blue, a color so true
Full of promise and hope
Ye shall see this as I say.

Power me to be free to
Want not but love and do
You see her glory, written so true?

The accordion plays on and on
Wanting love, expecting no less
For it’s beauty shines and sings.

Patient and blue longs for it’s rendezvous
Again romance found a door, smiles let go,
Sighs give relief, pardon adieu!

No sadness seen in a city of light
Many hours to make things right
Love, yes, ignites without fight.

Notes of song bring rhythm
Two by two, feelings join the rhyme
Blue, the hue, pour me a cup.
Grapes divine, sings freedoms song.

mwah!!

by gardenlilie/2012
By now you know, I’m a hopeless romantic.
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Pride in America

Happy Fourth of July! Show your pride America!!

Air Show

The Thunderbirds at an Air Show in Punta Gorda, Florida!

Ferris Wheel at Lake Lanier Ferris Wheel at Lake Lanier Islands, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Front Porches in Roswell

Front Porches! There is something about porches in the South and this one is fantastic. The porch welcomes  and comforts those that visit. We had a bridal shower lunch here in downtown Roswell.

Going back here for dinner when I remember the name of the restaurant …

~gardenlilie

~my pictures and edits, playing around with editing on my verizon phone.

Review of ‘The Rover’

The Rover

The movie ‘The Rover’ premiered in Cannes, France, which seems like the ultra desired cinematic destination for film. Robert Pattinson had not only ‘The Rover’ to attend to but ‘Maps to the Stars’ as well. What a lucky guy! This must be his year, but wait his stardom bellowed to the world for five years or more as a superstar, when he was thrust in a billion dollar franchise. Now, we wait for him to prove himself, again. Guess what? He did.

Review of The Rover     The Rover, written by Joel Edgerton and David Michod, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in the Australian outback was directed by David Michod, in addition to writing the screenplay. The movie plays out at 103 minutes in the southern Australian desert, a scenario set at 10 years after a collapse of the global economy. Eric, portrayed by Guy Pearce delivers a relentless performance of the man on the brink to madness, well, yes he’s mad. Robert Pattinson, ingeniously gives us Rey, highlighting the gentle soul we’ve all known in our lives, but which words usually allude us. This young man still has his soul intact and a hero’s heart not revealed at first.

Review of The Rover     Prepare yourself to be involved in this endless search to find the band of thieves that stole Eric’s one possession, his car. Guy Pearce is tough and keeps us on the edge, thus revealing why he’s so feared, even by Rey. The headlining quote, “Fear the Man With Nothing Left To Lose” gives credence to Eric. But the stories favorite line said to Rey is thick with plot, “You don’t learn to fight, your deaths gonna come real soon.” The Rover is riveting while the innocent characterization portrayed imminently powerful by Pattinson is truthful in what we’ve come to know in the world today, let alone ten years from now.

Honestly, I liked this film beyond whatever expectations I had. The Rover exceeds and delivers cinema in a film we hope to never realize in life.

gardenlilie … 5 lilies!

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