Thursday, July 28, 2016


This is a Frank Gehry building up in Arles, that will house exhibition halls and offices. When finished, it will be sheathed in reflective metal a la the Disney Center. Fun to see the skeleton before it is clothed.

Back home

A brief break from La Belle Provence to let you know that we're safely home and back at the beach. Still miss Saignon, but this is pretty good too.

Monday, July 25, 2016


The road going across the center of the photo is our morning walk through the fields.


Waiting to walk.

Concert audience, Saignon

We had a pop-up concert in Saignon and people gathered to hear a brass ensemble with singing. It was a joy and the audience loved it.

The shoppers.

Provence cliche #356

Our little morning walk in Saignon allowed me to see this wonderful cliche combo. Sunflowers, lavender, of course, divided by cherry trees, all in front of a creatively crumbling little mas (stone building).

Friday, July 22, 2016


There are fields of sunflowers every year below the town. I have tried every year to take a new un-cliched picture of them....with little success. Maybe I should be bold like this fellow.


Another pinhole picture in Saignon


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Apt concert

Every Saturday there is a concert in the cathedral of Sainte Anne in Apt. You can slip in and here gifted musicians on the organ, or guitar, or flute etc. playing wonderful music. We listened one week and I took this shot and only realized later that it was a friend. You look great Marvin!


No where near any houses, but perched in the middle of a grove of Spanish Broom, a true fire hazard.

Monday, July 11, 2016


Another shot with the pinhole lens I bought by mistake. Lets me be a painter without that pesky learning curve:-)

Saturday, July 9, 2016



Right across from our rental is a lovely building that houses La Maison des Arts et Lettres. It has a fine bistrot, where you can get a great buffet lunch, made from scratch every day. You can also rent one of a number of lovely suites with kitchens. There are two painting workshops in the summer with Andrew Petrov as the teacher. Before and between the workshops he paints around the village. One day I saw this work drying on his window sill.


Farmer Bob's wheat looks good this year.


Swifts, Saignon

Endless dive-bombing in the evening.


I acquired a Holga pinhole lens, by mistake. Then I started to play with it and I like the results. Not like what I usually do.