I have family visiting. One of the first places I always take visitors to Provence is Roussillon, the village famous for its one time production of ochre, before they were able to make it synthetically. The hills surrounding the villlage are shades of ochre from dark brown to light yellow.
How many pictures can I take of liquids? I am doing it all of the time. I guess I like the way light and liquid mix together. As you can see, I drink quite a bit of rosÃ© .
One of my favorite things to eat is honey. I’ve eaten it all of my life but the honey here in Provence, usually lavender honey, has to be the best I’ve ever had. I especially love it when it is extra thick-maybe they whip it?
I’m always on the lookout for signs put up in villages in Provence advertising brocantes or vide greniers. They can be a lot of fun and while I don’t always have a lot of luck finding great things, it’s always interesting. The last time I went however, most of the things were laid out on grass in a parking lot and it was really hot and, unfortunately, I didn’t see anything I wanted. That didn’t keep me from taking photos of course.
I made another trip with a friend to Val Joanis. She was trying to find a dish she had bought there a couple of years ago that had broken. No luck with the dish but the gardens were still great.
My son, who lives in Switzerland, and his family came for a long weekend recently. Of course, we had to take them to see the lavender. They are going to be back in time to visit the lavender festival too on July 19th.