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Heather Robinson (Heather in Arles)
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Attended The Yale School of Drama and New York University
Lives in Arles, France
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Little and Big, part two
I have been taking photographs of  the blooms  everyday. I currently have "510 items" in the Magnolia Tree 2015 folder, many of which I haven't even opened yet. For just the active looking at beauty within the multifold leaves is my meditation and it does m...
I have been taking photographs of the blooms everyday. I currently have "510 items" in the Magnolia Tree 2015 folder, many of which I haven't even opened yet. For just the active looking at beauty within the multifold leaves is my meditation and it does me good.
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A prayer for Tanna in Vanuatu
My thoughts are far from Provence today. They are on the other side of the world, actually, hovering with worry over the island of Tanna in the archipelago of Vanuatu. Perhaps you have read about the damage that Tropical Cyclone Pam has wrecked on Vanuatu, ...
Perhaps you have read about the damage that Tropical Cyclone Pam has wrecked on Vanuatu, a country made up of 83 islands in the far reaches of the Pacific. It was a level 5 cyclone - the highest - and has widely been declared one of the worst, if not the worst, such tropical cyclone to have ...
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It’s wonderful to meet the natives where they live. Was there any moment of awkwardness seeing the tribe in their aboriginal traditional clothes? It’s like a self-teachable moment-a learning experience of meeting people that seemed lost in time. An experience deep and rare.
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The first bloom of Spring
I gasped in mid-sentence. I couldn't help myself.  I had been chatting casually with my Mom, pacing in my room  as I am want to do... ...when out of the corner of my eye, I spied... ...that the first Magnolia bud had bloomed... ...and brought with it beribb...
Today's post is my contribution to our International Bloggers Party. This month's theme included the option of discussing "how flowers bring us inspiration." Thank Goodness the Magnolia bloomed as otherwise I would have simply written, "How do they not?" As it is, I have taken hundreds of ...
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How I love "slight shiver"! Merci, Edgar. 
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Modern mix in Montpellier
Politicians tend to run with the money when they have it, to make the most of an already good thing. So it was in Arles (or Arelate as it was then known) when it became the first Roman colony in Gaul - up went the Antique Theatre, the Forum, the Arena, the ...
Politicians tend to run with the money when they have it, to make the most of an already good thing. So it was in Arles (or Arelate as it was then known) when it became the first Roman colony in Gaul - up went the Antique Theatre, the Forum, the Arena, the Circus lickety-split to make use of new ...
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To wait
"Bon-jooour..." It is the trilly sing-song I let out whenever I enter a boutique, up an octave from how I normally speak and nearly a parody of a hello. It is a learned habit, this greeting and so that is what I do. Upon entering my doctor's office for a ro...
"Bon-jooour..." It is the trilly sing-song I let out whenever I enter a boutique, up an octave from how I normally speak and nearly a parody of a hello. It is a learned habit, this greeting and so that is what I do. Upon entering my doctor's office for a routine check-up, I lower my voice to a ...
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Red sky at night
The Mistral winds were predicted to reach up to 130 kilometers per hour today. "We have never had 130!" I exclaimed to Remi with just a tiiiny bit of anxiety rising in my voice. "Yes, we have," he responded without missing a beat, "on the night when we firs...
The Mistral winds were predicted to reach up to 130 kilometers per hour today. "We have never had 130!" I exclaimed to Remi with just a tiiiny bit of anxiety rising in my voice. "Yes, we have," he responded without missing a beat, "on the night when we first arrived." It was 1am.
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The Palais Royal - Paris
It had been years and years  since I last was in Paris. And I honestly can't remember the last time I was able to wander quietly on my own, just to see and dream... Perhaps just before leaving for Provence nearly ten years ago? And so, last Thursday, as I o...
And of course that included walking through the arches of the Palais Royal in the 1st Arrondissement - that little jewel box in the very heart of Paris, that just might be the heart of Paris for it pumps out an oxygen that makes us all breathe... ...that undefinable perfume.
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I love the symmetry, parallel lines and columns, fragrance of Paris, 

A beautiful day and the elegance of her simplicity.

I hope before my sun sets I can experience similar excitement of the place.

 
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Little and Big
The Marie or town hall must have given the order to go ahead, that it was time. And so this morning, I crossed paths with the cranky elderly man in his bent baseball cap, crouched low over the steering wheel of the tractor as it mowed down Winter's fields. ...
The Marie or town hall must have given the order to go ahead, that it was time. And so this morning, I crossed paths with the cranky elderly man in his bent baseball cap, crouched low over the steering wheel of the tractor as it mowed down Winter's fields. He ignores everyone while driving, ...
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The possibilities of Provence
There are two houses in this village  that fascinate me in their state of disuse. One, my favorite, is definitely abandoned and I find it baffling as it exudes a distinctly happy air. I can clearly see the laundry being put out to dry on the window's line ,...
And the other? Well, I am not so certain. While the many scales of paint date to a more recent era, it somehow seems far less lively than its counterpart. I have never heard the front door slam nor seen a light left burning to brighten up the night. But perhaps it is inhabited, only very quietly ...
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Leaning into the season
The web of my dreams held me pinned to the bed. With eyes blinking in the dim light sliding beneath the closed shutters, I replayed them, films fluttering. What is it that my mind has been trying to work out? Each night my dreams have been especially long a...
The web of my dreams held me pinned to the bed. With eyes blinking in the dim light sliding beneath the closed shutters, I replayed them, films fluttering. What is it that my mind has been trying to work out? Each night my dreams have been especially long and detailed and I find a thread through ...
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House to Home - thoughts on decorating from France
To my professional interior design and decorating friends...please feel free to step away from the screen now. No hard feelings! Bisous!  For you see, today, I am going to talk a little bit about my thoughts on decorating for this month's "By Invitation Onl...
For you see, today, I am going to talk a little bit about my thoughts on decorating for this month's "By Invitation Only" post. Now, you may be thinking, "Wait, Heather, who do you think you are?" And you would be right. It is why I almost didn't write this but yet I kept finding myself musing ...
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To share and share alike
Remi and I have been known to read each others thoughts. It just happens and when it does, we will invariably make the same comment, "You aren't allowed to do that! Get out of my head!" And then we laugh. It is an old joke between us but it never does, actu...
Remi and I have been known to read each others thoughts. It just happens and when it does, we will invariably make the same comment, "You aren't allowed to do that! Get out of my head!" And then we laugh. It is an old joke between us but it never does, actually, get old.
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Love and thoughts you share together are almost sacred treasures. You go out and take a walk in splendid colors of the day and picking gifts from nature’s bounty “…a moment so beautiful that it shimmies up next to the sublime..” What else can one ask for. 
Thank you Heather.
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I am a blogger, travel writer and budding photographer based in Provence.
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Arles, France
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New York City - Santa Cruz, California - Paris, France - York, Pennsylvania - Mason, Michigan - Gahanna, Ohio - Colerain, Ohio - Covington, Kentucky
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Exploring life in the South of France and everything that makes living in a small town in Provence worthwhile...
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Travel writer Heather Robinson earned a MFA from the Yale School of Drama and was a professional actor in NYC before falling in love with a Frenchman and moving overseas. Together, they have travelled the world as a writer-photographer team. Heather has been a regular contributor to Grands Reportages magazine in France where her work has also been seen in Figaro Magazine, Hotel & Lodge and Le Monde des Religions. She has also been published in various magazines in Europe, Asia and Africa. She lives in a small village in Provence with Remi Benali and their Golden Retrievers, Ben and Kipling. 
Feel free to email me at robinsonheather (at) yahoo.com
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  • The Yale School of Drama and New York University
    Theatre, 2013
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