Photos

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 […]

Read more
Travel Posts

Summer in Provence… in photos

Greetings from a very hot south of France.  We’ve had some lovely beach mornings – setting up camp at about 9am before it gets too crowded, and enjoying a few dips in the Mediterranean before a long lunch and a very-welcome afternoon sieste (nap). Today I’d like to share a bit of what a summer […]

Read more
Photos

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 […]

Read more
Photos

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 […]

Read more
Photos

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 […]

Read more
Photos

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 – […]

Read more
Photos

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 […]

Read more
Photos

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 […]

Read more
Photos

Les belles fenêtres… of Annecy, France

Les belle fenêtres…pretty windows… we discovered them everywhere we looked in the gorgeous city of Annecy bordering the French Alps. Annecy is one of those towns where you feel completely surrounded by the beauty of France – majestic châteaus, flower-lined canals, and a crystal-blue lake that extends as far as the eye can see.  And […]

Read more