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« Provence :: to market | Main | Provence :: four villages »

October 21, 2012


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Geraldine McMaster

Am loving this tour of Provence, and am taking copious notes for my trip there next May, thank you for the beautiful photos,it's making me so excited!


The trees are pencil cypress...you can buy them here but they tend to be quite pricey specimen trees. I was always tempted to buy one or two to remind me of a holiday in Umbria but I don't think they have the same effect without the perspective and the surrounding view. Ah well! Thanks for sharing your trip. I really enjoy reading your blog. x


waaah! what amazing landscape! absolutely lovely <3 and the market...ohhh, full of colors and scents *____* gorgeous pictures, as usual!
Claudia from Italy


Hi Lucy, have been waiting with really bated breath to see your photos. We have been back travelling in France for just over a month now, and arrived in Provence just as you left! Then I had no internet for the last 5 days, so was so excited to see your pictures. Your comments are almost identical to what I have said - the landscape, the olives, the villages, everything, even my disappointment about not being here in July for the lavender! The best thing is that the weather still feels like summer UK, we have been in tee shirts and shorts for a couple of weeks. Sooooooo much to say, but no words to say how wonderful it is!! (p.s. enjoy the wine - we did a couple of days harvesting the grapes in the Macon area in September, it is the most back-breaking work we have ever done)


just looking at this pic of baux de provence, from the wiki, thank you for the link.
people have lived there since 6000 BC. this so touches me.
thanks for the lovely trip to high places....

Fruitful Fusion

So beautiful! I LOVE the Pont du Gard!!!



Fleur Cotton

I've nearly got vertigo after looking at some of your photos!!!

Fleur xx


Dear Lucy, this is the first time that I reply to a blog, it is not really my thing, but I was so sorry about your baskets – next time, send your stuff with the post to your home address – it is not expensive and you do not have to haul!


Hermosos paisajes!!!

Cath Fearn

Hiya Lucy. Hope you don't mind me contacting you like this, but I can't find a contact place on your blog. I am crocheting and selling Remembrance Poppies, raising funds for the Royal British Legion and last year raised over £2000. I have permission from RBL to do this, and I have got about 10 lovely ladies helping me crochet, and I am hoping to raise even more money this year, than last. However, I am looking for some help publicising them. Cherry Menlove featured me on her blog last year, and this year Yvonne (Yvestown) has kindly agreed to do the same, so I wondered whether you would be able to tell your avid crochet followers about them ? If you are able to help, and would like me to send some more information, please drop me an email to cathfearn@hotmail.com. Many thanks in advance, Cath x

Here's the link to them on Ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Handmade-Crocheted-Remembrance-Poppy-Brooch-FREE-P-P-ALL-profits-to-RBLegion-/230857676169?pt=UK_JewelleryWatches_WomensJewellery_Rings_SR&hash=item35c0309589


So beautiful! The last picture is my favorite too. Thank you for taking us all along with you, at least through pictures. Looks like you all had a lovely time


My heart is beating so hard, I can hardly breathe. What a beautiful corner of the world to discover. I will make this destination my first trip to Europe, that's for sure! Thanks so much for sharing.


What the Roman did fr us, eh? :P


Hi Lucy,
I came over from a comment on Midlife in Japan: http://connienaka.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/meditative-healing-crochet/

Provence is beautiful! I think your photo of the Roman aqueduct bridge looks like lace--massive, and stone, but lace. I like your last shot, too, but the bridge is my favorite.
Thanks for the informative links you included!

Now I am going to look at some of your crochet.



Wow, great landscape and great pictures, thanks for sharing!


I think its high time that I told you how much I love you Lucy! I've been reading your blogs for some time now and enjoying every minute but it became even more apparent tonight when I got home from work - saw your blog update in my Inbox, got a case of the happies that makes you do that little tap dancey shimmy and then saved reading it until the time was juuusst right! Cup of tea - all the evening chores taken care of, so I could linger over the pics and the prose. And then to see the glorious Pont du Gard which I saw some 25 years ago when I was a bright young thing of just 20 living in London and doing the obligatory tour of Europe. It's inbred genetically into all Australians you know that one must visit "home soil". I think perhaps I should have come on your trip after all but c'est la vie! I trust the process of life's decisions. Keep up the great work - you make a lot of people happy!


Stunning photographs of your Provence experience and I appreciate sharing it with you. Your comments truly enhance the views and express your joy.
I look forward to the next instalment!
JoZarty x


How extraordinary -- fertile and then dry. I guess it depended which side of the mountain you were on.


Cor! Looking at your beautiful photos it reminds me just how tiny the UK is- those views are so huge and this is just one little bit of France- and still so green in October, very orange/brown here today. Medieval towns that still have most of their original buildings are just so enjoyable. The smell of lavender must fill the air in Summer.


Your pictures of the Pont Du Gard reminded me of when I was there in the late 80s, when I was in my early 20s. In those days you could walk across the top - not just the water channel but the *roof* of the water channel! I tried to google some images but could only find this account of it, from an American Blogger - hope the link works.

Walking (and crawling!) across the whole length of the top of that bridge was one of the scariest but most exhilarating things I've ever done!


These trees are calles "cyprès" and when they are very closed to each other, they are used as a sort of protection against the wind (the famous Mistral in the south of France) which can be very strong.



I do love these photos Lucy. And also your post on the market - I agree the baskets were good enough to invest life savings into!!!!



Oh my giddy aunt...those roads! You brave bunch! Stunning scenery, thanks for sharing. xx


Yes those trees are cypress!I so enjoy going around Provence with you!AriadnefromGreece!

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