Â Sometimes nothing more exciting happens than having lunch on my porch. It is so nice to sit there either at lunch or dinner and look out at our yard and discuss what we need to do next-and there is always something that needs doing. And then there is that incredible view. Usually we can hear nothing but birds and a few butterflies always float by if it is summer. And I usually have more than one glass of wine, mostly a rose when it’s hot.
Â Being the wine expert that I am, I often buy a bottle because I like the shape of it or because I like the label.
Isn’t this cute? I liked the sun at the top, which you can’t see in this photo, and I love the cigale, such a symbol of Provence. The wine turned out to be good as well-and it only cost about 3 euros. I’m finding that I really like the taste of wine that comes from Coteaux d’Aix, which is over a hill and in a valley from us. We have some nice wines in this area, on this side of the hill, but I really like the ones from near Aix.
Â A friend gave me this little cigale that hangs on the wall outside on our porch. I tried to put lavender and wheat inside the mouth but the mistral blows it away everytime. Maybe some super glue…
Our clock on the porch. You can see that we ended our meal almost at 2 PM. I’m becoming very French that way. There are alot of these types of clocks for sale in this area, most of them old advertisements on the face and the clock is made to look old. When I bought this, I thought it would be more the color of our house but, as you can see, I missed a bit. I still like it.