July 1st was the first anniversary of our Wednesday morning walking group. To celebrate we chose a walk and picnic among the lavender fields of the Monts de Vaucluse, near Saint-Christol. The village is 850 metres above sea level and our fifteen kilometre expedition took us up to 1050 metres. We walked through stunning lavender fields where the colours and views were extraordinary. I’ll let the photos below speak for themselves. At this height they grow true lavender, with short flower spikes and a sweet, spicy oil for the best perfumes. It is quite different from the hybrid lavendin plant grown at lower levels, including the Luberon, which delivers up to three times as much oil as lavender. Lavendin oil is more pungent and…