Signs of spring in Provence… (a photo post)

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, I hope it’s warm and sunny in your corner of the world, because for us… spring is on!  We went from thunderstorms last week (even a hailstorm last Thursday) to summer-like temperatures and clear, blue skies. And man, it’s really nice.

Spring greens at the Sanary-sur-Mer market.

And the change in people’s moods is pretty great too. We were at the Sanary-sur-Mer market last Wednesday – the first hot day of the week – and folks were just itching to change from their winter wares to beach-club attire.

Summer-like weather at the port of Sanary.

Out came the shorts, flip-flops, T-shirts, etc… and one lady selling goat cheeses got a good ribbing from her neighbor for wearing what was clearly a bikini top under her cover-up. “On est à la plage?” Are we at the beach? said the man next to her selling fruit & veg. But who could blame her. South-of-France natives are used to the sun and the nice weather that’s made this region so famous.

Enjoying café life at the Bar des Sports, Sanary-sur-Mer.

Grumbly French folks are no longer so grumbly and are taking full advantage of spring. The cafés are full of life, local gardens are blooming, and everyone seems to be outdoors – biking, skating, trekking, or enjoying a simple “promenade”.

Strawberries at the Toulon daily market.

And goodness, if spring isn’t one of the prettiest times of year in Provence. From the markets, to the mountains, beaches, and fields of wildflowers that line the roads, there’s something to marvel at every day.

Eggplants in Toulon.

I hope you enjoy these photos of springtime in Provence and wishing you a very bon weekend!

Iris flowers from our own garden.
Tuula

Welcome to la belle Provence. I’m a 40-ish American woman & I’ve been blogging about the South of France since moving here in 2010. I live outside a Provençal village in the Var region with my husband and small daughter. I'm a big fan of cooking, French food, and all things rosé. Bienvenue!

10 thoughts on “Signs of spring in Provence… (a photo post)

  1. Your posts are so very special – and I love all of your photos. I’m so hoping to return to Provence soon. Your posts inspire me to do it rather than think about it. Being a senior and traveling alone gives me pause, but I’m to getting any younger – so really should just GO!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. That’s so kind of you Patty, so happy your like the post and photos! I hope you get to return to Provence soon… it really is so lovely, at any time of the year. All the best, Tuula

      Like

    1. Isn’t the weather great? Almost pinching myself at how nice it is at the moment… lucky you in St. Rémy, must be beautiful! Sending you a warm “salut” from Ollioules. Tuula

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.