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. And the change in people’s moods is pretty…

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The Sunday Brocante at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue… in photos

Greetings dear readers and friends! We’re enjoying the long Pentecost weekend over here and thought it would be a nice time to share with you another great experience I had while visiting the Vaucluse a few weekends ago. I had Sunday morning all to myself and it was quite difficult to decide how to spend my…

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Colors of the season… Fall in Provence

Greetings dear readers and friends! Well, fall in Provence is just whipping past us… witnessed by the fact that Christmas decorations are already on sale in most stores around town. Not to mention that they’re preparing to open our local Christmas market (in Toulon) any day now. No complaints here, as Christmas in France is…

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Fall colors at the Provençal markets

What a glorious time of year in Provence! I think we can say that about all of the seasons in the south of France (well, actually, winter is no picnic if truth be told…) but somehow when each season rolls around I find something new to marvel about.  This year I’m really taken with all…

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Foto Friday… Provençal olives

I never could have imagined being an “olive person” before I came to Provence. Olives were generally something you found, at best, in your martini glass, and, at worst, diced up & displayed artfully next to the shredded lettuce at make-you-own-taco Tuesday. Here in Provence, you can’t pass a market without bumping into bowlfuls of…

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Foto Friday… quiet mornings at the Port de Saint Louis

I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I always feel quite productive when the sun comes out and this morning was no exception. So I set off on my usual route past the small Port de Saint Louis in the neighborhood of Le Mourillon. I really enjoy this quaint port for several reasons –…

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Foto Friday… Spring scenes in Bandol

Greetings dear readers and amis from a sunny south of France. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous this week, full of sunshine but without the hot, hot, hot temps that we’ll find in just a few short weeks. In short, simply parfait!   So today I’d like to share some photos of one such perfect…

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Foto Friday… Beautiful Colors of Fall

Greetings dear readers from a decidedly chilly south of France.  Our days are a lot shorter, nights cooler, and with the coming of the holiday season, its hard not to notice that winter’s just around the corner.   And since we don’t have Thanksgiving to kick-off the holiday festivities, we’ve pushed straight ahead into the…

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Corsica Road Trip… in photos

Greetings from a still warm, if a tad less sunny, Provence. It’s hard to believe that we’re already reaching the end of September… As always, back-to-school is a bit of a slow start in Provence – which, I have to say, is not half bad considering what a “shock” the end of summer vacation can…

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Foto Friday… Summer at the Sanary Market

There are many great things about summer in Provence, and surely one of the best has to be the markets. And a trip to the Sanary-sur-Mer market is an exciting event any time of the year, but especially during the months of June, July, and August. Granted, you might have to elbow your way past…

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