Wednesday, September 2, 2009

On My To Do List: Lavender Fields in Provence

Ever since my friend Monika came back from a little vacation in France and raved about the lavender fields in Provence, I have been wanting to stroll my old bones on over there. I knew about them long ago, forgot about them and was then re-enlightened with the gorgey postcards Monika brought back.


A typical tree-lined road in the Provence countryside

A quaint little vignette

Traditional scented soap bars are sold in the town market of Sault, a lavender hotspot.

This is Gourdon's Garden in the Provence those bulbous shrubbies.

And you can buy the fresh lavender like this. My mom puts this in a little glass bowl in her house, and it smells oh so vundee. {Now that I'm totally sprechen's vundee ...short for wunderbar.}

{photos from Flickr}


Cathy McConn said...

You know I'm up for any trip to the south of France!! Wish it was a bit closer to Austria so we could combine the two. But you and Art may get over there at some point. Tell him to schedule a conference in Provence!

brookes said...

that looks glorious!! i would eat that stuff up. i mean, not literally, eat it up, but you get my drift.

Anonymous said...

When is lavendar season? I'm on the first flight over. Je parle Francais!

Emily said...

I'm lovin' all your slang and terminology! You crack me up...but the pictures are soooo pretty. Will you bring me back some so I can be like your mom!!?

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