Is this not something you’d find in a jigsaw puzzle? I live near it. The close-up with my terrible photography skills does not do this beautiful chalet the justice it deserves. How many flowers can exist on one wall? Walking past this place brings joy to people’s faces and always brightens my day even when the weather isn’t as sunny as it was on the morning that I took this photo. The flowers on the balcony are amazing, but I love the little touches, like the wheelbarrow full of flowers in the yard, and various ornamental pots that were once used as machinery parts dotted around the doors of the house.Every window and shutter has flowers; the wall has climbers; the steps down from the front of the property is lined with flowering pots of goodness.,
In this zoomed-out image, you can see that the detail extends right to the end of the property, with well-maintained flowers and bushes in colours that compliment each other nicely. Something less man-made is the sky: it’s that postcard blue colour that I always presumed was captured with a filter or Photoshop, but here it is in one of my standard, dodgy photos taken without a tripod. Since moving to the Alps, I’ve noticed that the sky is often that fake colour that I’d seen in postcards. Who ever thought it was real? I’m pleased to have captured it in a photo as evidence of its existence!
Back to the jigsaw puzzle question. Is this not a jigsaw-puzzle-picture-worthy house? If I were a better photographer, I’d knock on the door and ask if I could take some photos…maybe stick a few people relaxing on the grass or kids playing with a bat and ball or something, then send the photo off to wherever jigsaw puzzle pictures go and hope to see it in the shops. I’d buy it. Wouldn’t you?