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It’s hard graft!
The cherry blossom is spectacular at present, literally daily, trees are bursting into colour. And in every field you look at whether cherry trees or grape vines there is someone at work. We have noticed over time as the cherry trees age, they are cut down and then...
Saint Saturnin Les Apt is a village known for several things including its fountains and doors . This one belongs to a friends house near Cours de la Liberte, like the fountains they make a great photograph opportunity.
Excellent dinner out
We were treated last night to a wonderful meal at the restaurant 'La Bartavelle ' in the lovely nearby village of Goult. Karen's Mum has been staying with us and always enjoys a meal out and is really quite a goumet having eaten at many of the local restaurants...
A link back to the past
Since 2006 I have maintained a blog of our activity in the Luberon which includes photographs of the construction of our houses and gites, lots of pictures of the glorious scenery changing each season, lots of food and villages and us geting older!! Take a look...
Good day/ bad day
One last job to do was cut the grass before our first guests arrived, it started well, especially avoiding cutting this gorgeous wild flower that appeared in the orchard from nowhere, and then my steering column (on the tractor) snapped ! no grass...
Getting some spring pots planted is thirsty work as Ginger demonstarted
Last day of March
Its the 31st March and a beautiful spring day in the Luberon and the weather is set fair for the forthcoming Easter weekend.
The season has started………………..
Its almost as reliable as the blossom appearing on the trees, the week before Easter and the Luberon comes alive. Our first clients, from Germany on their second visit to Le Chene are happily installed and we are content to have got everything ready just in time!
May is poppy season in Provence, did you know they rarely come back in the same place the following year? I captured this field just below the village last year early in May.
Ain’t no sunshine………..
I was out running this morning, trying to beat the impending rain fall! sometimes the sky is not blue ! The rain won!
A winter lunch
One of the many things we love about France is the importance of lunch. Another thing that we have taken from our move here is the wonderful people we have met and become friends with. And what is better on a January day than a four hour lunch. We started with home...