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Le Lupin is a Bed and Breakfast located in Pinoteau Village, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. I’ve been staying at this lovely B&B since my first trip up to the original Bluesfest – “The Canadian Blues Summit” – in 1992. I’ve not only gone there while the blues festivals are on, but also, at times, for some much needed rest and recuperation. Pierre and Sylvie, the owners, have now become good friends and I look forward to seeing them every year.

Their gardens are a sight to behold – an absolute riot of flowers in every shape and colour imaginable and it’s such a pleasure just to wander around and drink in their beauty. Or to sit in the side yard, surrounded by these beautiful blooms and watch the hummingbirds, finches, chipmunks and other creatures of the wild come and go.

This calendar is for Pierre and Sylvie.

All images were taken July 17, 2010.


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In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?

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  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Flowers and lovely story behind the B&B gardens… :))

  • Thanks so very much, Cookie. I spend hours with the camera in those gardens. Hundreds of shots taken over the years!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Oops! Many thanks for the “fave”, too!

    – Mike Oxley

  • joak
    joakabout 4 years ago

    magic i went tae tramblant wi ma mates a few years ago wis feb though an freezin!..loved it

  • Many thanks, Joak. Just got back from a weekend of the blues up there – my annual pilgrimage. Did you check out “La Diable”?

    – Mike Oxley

  • joak
    joakabout 4 years ago

    is that the place where they make thier own beer hadafew happy hours in thier!

  • Aye, richt enough! Me too. Grand wee pub. Here it is!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous calendar Mike! July is spectacular!

  • Thanks so very much, Robin. Greatly appreciate your very kind words!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverabout 4 years ago

    Oh neat! I wish you success with this, it’s lovely. What a touching idea too.

  • Many thanks, Lee-Anne! Just a little token of appreciation for the friendship they’ve shown me over the years.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 4 years ago

    Great collection. You enjoyed taking them.

  • Thanks so very much, Fred. It was a sheer pleasure wandering about amongst these beautiful flowers.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully done Mike!

  • Many thanks, Al! Greatly appreciated!

    – Mike Oxley

  • deb cole
    deb coleabout 4 years ago

    I think Pierre and Sylvie are going to be tres happy with this one Mike! They’re going to go like hotcakes (or crepes). Nicely done!

  • Many thanks, Deb! Going to order one and send it to them. And, byt he way, it was room 6 I stayed in!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtalmost 4 years ago

    Very beautiful Mike!! What a great gift for them!! You are a sweetie eh!? :O]

  • Thanks so very much, Tracy! You would go nuts in the garden and the nice part is there’s always something new every year. I spend hours there.

    – Mike Oxley

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