Observing paradise

Rabou, Hautes-Alpes, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Living on the heights of Gap in winter and immerse myself in the shapes and the perfect landscapes of the Gapençaise region.

On the way to light habitats

Ried valley, Alsace, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

What does living in a Tiny House mean? Making a choice and orienting myself professionally on the path of eco-construction.

About raw wood furniture

Limousin, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Using wood in a raw and respectful way to put creativity and simplicity back at the heart of our living spaces.

Harvesting chestnuts

Limousin, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Discovering what it means to harvest chestnuts in a traditional way in one of the main producing region, the Limousin.

In contact with the Simples

Limousin, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Living on a family farm for two weeks in the heart of Limousin and realizing that things are not that simple.

Earth and lime plasters

Volunteering in eco-construction, Presqu'île de Crozon, Bretagne, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Application, during a participatory worksite, of lime plaster on the exterior walls and earth plaster on the interior walls.

For a living architecture

Volunteering on a straw house construction site, Crozon peninsula, Brittany, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Volunteering on the construction site of a house built in straw located on the Crozon peninsula at the end of Brittany.

An oasis in Normandy

Normandy, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Two weeks of wwoofing in the heart of Normandy to discover within an eco-farm the beginnings of permaculture and another way of living.

Opening

Volunteering in eco-construction, Presqu'île de Crozon, Bretagne, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

One day at the end of August 2020 I left. My head full of questions about the future of our lifestyles and our societies, I set out to discover and learn other possibilities.

Rays of light

Dévoluy, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Summer stretches between heat, walks and questions and my future branches off towards a new direction.

Nature and beauty

Vercors, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Observation, poetry and naturalism. I continue to observe nature and its intrinsic beauty.

Changes to come

Chamonix, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

The end of the confinement is looming and I return to Provence with questions in my head.

Mountain diversity

Chamonix, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Nature is complex, diverse and beautiful. Taking a poetic approach, the new point of view reveals the beauty all around us.

In a world at a standstill

Chamonix, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

France is confined to try to slow the spread of the virus and I observe nature budding with the arrival of Spring.

Greater Flamingos

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Aesthetic appearance, courtship displays, large colonies, Greater Flamingos are special birds.

Mimicry

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Early January, I note the increase in belligerent behavior between Greater Flamingos and wonder about their mimicry.

End of the year in Provence

Provence, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Stroll in the Provencal landscapes in winter, rediscovery of the Garrigue and conclusions about this end of a decade.

Land of nature and men

Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

What is Camargue? How have history and human exploitation shaped this deltaic plain? And what are the current challenges for the natural environment?

Flamingo ballet

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Movements of a colony of Greater Flamingos illustrated through rhythm and repetition.

Pink feathers

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Pink, red and white. Poetic impressions about the Flamingo of Camargue.

Close-up discovery

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Discovery of Greater Flamingos up close at the Pont de Gau ornithological park.

The Alps

The Vallée Blanche, Chamonix, France © Claire Blumenfeld

The Alps are a very large mountain range with diversified relief spanning across Europe.

Interval in Provence

Poppies - Provence - France - © Claire Blumenfeld

After seven months in Chamonix, I returned to Provence to visit my parents and prepare my next travels.

A breath of Spring

The Green Lake of Passy in the French Alps © Claire Blumenfeld

End of my stay in Chamonix. Spring is back, I find motivation again and I take the opportunity to do a few activities.

The black hole

The Brévent, Chamonix, France © Claire Blumenfeld

The first months of 2019 are difficult. Winter is passing in Chamonix and I am facing depression.

In the arms of winter

Chamonix, France © Claire Blumenfeld

The good weather has passed, the tourists are back in the streets of Chamonix and my morale is playing hide and seek.

Enchanted hikes

Lac Blanc, Aiguilles Rouges massif, Chamonix valley, France © Claire Blumenfeld

The Chamonix valley is ideal for hiking and I take advantage of the perfect weather to explore it.