Monday, May 30, 2016

Grass and poppies, Saignon



Apt market


Asparagus and leg, Apt


Succulents, Saignon

Provence is heaven for succulents. Mostly dry, low humidity and lots of rock walls with poor soil.

Bikers, Saignon

These two Canadian gentlemen are back in Saignon for the  second year in a row. They do long hard rides and then relax in the evening. Nice guys.

Old La Poste building, Saignon


Window, Saignon

This little alley always has interesting and creative arrangements. I suspect artistes.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

My car at home.

This is my new Hyundai Genesis at home. Way too big for Provence but a nice quiet ride. Who would have thought Hyundai would make a car like this twenty years ago?

Goult

One of the first times we came to Provence we stayed in Goult. This vine was just about doorway height. I took a picture of Janie in front of it and have done it again over the years. The vine is huge now, Janie remains perfect.

Bonnieux bike path vines, 5/27/2016

Here is a field of vines in our first week here. I'll keep making progress shots.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Bistrot D'Atelier, Saignon

Our first lunch this year was at Bistrot d'Atelier, a good 50 feet from our front door. Every day Shannon, the chef owner, puts out a buffet of various wonderful concoctions, charcuterie, aioli and general wonderfulness.

Birthday happiness, L'Estrade, St. Sat.

 For her birthday I took Janie to her favorite restaurant, L'estrade in St. Saturnin, where she had her favorite lunch, crayfish salad with grapefruit. The salad you see is mine, sans grapefruit, due to complications with medications.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Aux Fines Herbes, Goult

Aux Fines Herbes is a tiny restaurant in Goult, just up the street from the commercial and touristy Cafe de la Poste. We were recommended it three years ago and had a great lunch there. Since then, when we have tried, they were closed for lunch. This year they were open!!! This was my wonderful lunch. Sauman tartare, fresh courgette and carrot salade and frites. With a fresh rose it was a great light lunch. Highly recommended.

St. Saturnin les Aptes

A rapidly gentrifying hill town that retains a lot of color and charm.



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Girl and hydrant, Saignon (for Martina)

The Saignon welcome hydrant was out to greet us as we went  to Christine's today.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Out the door, Florida

The last picture I took before we left for Provence. Summer light and shadows.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Saignon May 22nd, 2016

 Last year's tea room is this year's restaurant.

 All the ivy has that Spring green




Shannon's and Juli's businesses are thriving.

We are back!

Just settling into our little house in Saignon.

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