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The unexpected

Posted on November 5th, 2015

France is full of curiosities. We learn to expect the unexpected. At our local recycling point I discovered sanglier hooves poking out of the plastics bin, as though a wild boar was attempting to climb out. Buildings are often painted with trompe-l’oeil. Strange signs abound. Follow the link to find more curiosities HERE

Autumn gold

Posted on November 2nd, 2015

The colours of autumn in the Luberon are short-lived, perhaps three weeks. Vines, oaks, cherry trees all turn gold, brown or rust, soon to be stripped bare by the next mistral. The colours are extraordinary, from dull earthy brown oak leaves through to the richest reds of some vines. The leaves swirl around, covering lanes and sanglier furrows. Summer migratory birds have returned to Africa and robins appear everywhere. Smoke hangs in the air from many bonfires across the valley while our evenings are spent by a log fire. Yet another wonderful season, our fifth autumn here. Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower – Albert Camus