The Abbey

The town of Gordes…

After my daughter’s wedding, which had a lavender theme, my friends Nyna and Bill had given me a beautiful photograph of an Abbey in Provence that grew acres of lavender. It’s in my dining room…and while I was visiting my niece, I kept finding that same picture in stores. Turns out that Hilary knew where it was, so off we zoomed!

The lavender fields are resting now, but imagine them in summer!

I’d like to get this sign for my family room, especially when sports’ events are on the television: “A place for prayer and reflection.”

Kind of a funny story here…Hilary sang “Amazing Grace” in the cathedral. As she hit that last note, a high “E”…we suddenly heard footsteps climbing up stairs in a hurry…like she had offended the monks with her Protestant song! So what did we do? Turned and ran!

Check it out…the monks’ laundry line!

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    Love the pics! And I thought you were going to say she started singing Climb Every Mountain from The Sound of Music! LOL

  2. Suzanne says:

    No…she prefers “Amazing Grace!” I’m still wondering who was running up those stairs and why! We’ll never know.