I know you might be expecting more about our new apartment in Paris but would you believe that we are back in Provence? We had company coming so had to get back and we will spend the rest of the summer here. The apartment is more or less put together but we will still have a lot to do when we return. In the meantime:
We are right in the middle of lavender season here. Our yard is exploding with it-it looks so bare when it comes time to cut it back. We took a friend to Valensole to see the lavender fields, always a treat.
Doesn’t it look great in rows? They are actually separate little round balls when you cut all of the lavender off but they grow all together when in bloom. You can hear thousands of bees buzzing as you stand there looking.
This purse and scarf, so creative, were for sale at a shop in Valensole. I thought they were so pretty. I thought about buying the scarf but there is no way I could wear it in this heat and I’m not usually here in the winter.
Yet another field of lavender. This was on another day but again there was a black sky with distant thunder. The day before we went up into the mountains where it was dark like this and it poured. We saw this field when I was searching for the exit for a nunnery where they sell really good lavender honey. I found it but was disappointed in the looks-it wasn’t rustic or religious looking at all and there wasn’t one nun out in the fields cutting lavender. A nun sold us the honey though. I think they could make a lot more money with some good marketing since the nearby lavender festival in Valensole is so huge but I didn’t tell the nun that. My, that honey was good.