May I brag for a moment? Just look at how beautiful these landscapes are, even at this time of year. Most of these pictures were taken with my phone, as many were impromptu pit spots on the side of the road. Which is your favourite photo? Let me know in the comments below.
Spring in Provence
I’ve noticed a sudden change this weekend in more visiters to the area. (Basically in the form of jostling for the parking spot outside my house).
Early Spring is wonderful time to visit Provence. Easter weekend is when many businesses re-open after the restful winter months. Although the poppies may not be out yet (soon), the evergreen Cypruses and olive trees colour the landscape as well as the flowering blossoms. I’ve learned to appreciate the low season pastel light in the villages because without leaves on the trees, you can see more clearly the beautiful architecture.
Here are some photos from my travels around the area in the last 3 weeks. Enjoy!
Spring in the Luberon, Provence
This is the view from the top of Goult village, where you’ll find Giuseppina’s wonderful cooking school Venise en Provence. Just 3 weeks ago, this really looks like winter in the Luberon but I love it. You’ll always see smoke rising from the chimneys of stunning farmhouses as well as vineyards burning their cutting from the vines.
Early Spring in Les Alpilles, Provence
So much of the landscape of les Alpilles is made up entirely of evergreen olive trees. Therefore, the colours don’t change dramatically throughout the seasons. Perfect for long walks in the low season.
This is from a photo shoot last week with a young couple at the castle ruins of les Baux de Provence. The bushy plants in the foreground are lavender. Perhaps it’s because I’m a photographer but I love moody skies! (for photos anyways). If you’re also a fan, see some of my photos from Iceland.
I spent quite a bit of time wandering in these orchards. The strong smell of the blossoms were intoxicating. These apricots have already bloomed but there are still many blossoms to come out such as the cherries in the Luberon.
Have you seen the photos from my visit last week with the flamingoes? See them here: Flamingoes in Provence.
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