31 Jul 2013

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Provence - Vicki Archer

Saturday morning on our way to Arles… it’s market day…

I had to stop…

 

Like the lavender, sunflowers are a given in Provence…

And yet…

How could I ignore their sweet faces…

Their smiles, their worship of the sun…

They caught my attention…

xv

 

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47 Comments

Anita Rivera

Good morning Vicki. Provence offers so many sunny memories; the colors that get brighter, the shade that seems richer, is found in Provence for me. Thank you for this happy post today! Anita

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Karena

Dear Vicki, Wonderful Photo! Did you know that the Sunflower is the State flower here in Kansas!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Design Series

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Mary

Oh yes! I remember that drive and I got out of the car with my granddaughter Jasmin to take pics – and there were three Japanese ladies, tourists, dressed in their elegant clothes and sunhats, giggling among the flowers. We took pics of them too! Those fields, with all the tall sunflowers facing the sun together, were unbelievably beautiful. I hope I can go back some day.

Hugs – have a wonderful week Vicki.
Mary

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Vicki

It truly is a paradise here in so many ways… but visually it never ceases to take my breath away…

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Jacqueline

Oh Vicki,
That is one fantastic photograph and really sums up Provence…..just beautiful…..no wonder you stopped. XXXX

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Vicki

I couldn’t help myself, Jackie… Sometimes I think they aren’t real… :)

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Katherine

They look like little people – the leaves like arms waving hello and those sunny faces beaming and happy. You really can’t help but smile when you see this image.

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Cynthia Pittmann

Gorgeous – no wonder you couldn’t resist taking a photograph. We have a long patch of mildew folding heavy – headed sunflowers. They look so discouraged! Love your inspiration, vicki!

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Joanna Brazier

How Happy!
I have never managed to be there for the sunflowers – sigh.
The poppies and lavender have been a thrill though … you certainly live in a glorious part of the world Vicki.
Enjoy the sunshine…

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MARY

If it had not come from you – I would swear someone faked it.
This makes my heart sing.

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Kirsten

Ooooh lovely, Vicki! One can’t help but snap a photo of them. And so glad you did. Happy summer to you!
Kirsten

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Becky

Oh I love Sunflowers! They are right up there with Gerber Daisies! Your post was so poetic too Vicki.

Becky

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Margaret S.

Buon Giorno Vicki, I have an off-topic question for you.

I follow your blog avidly. I’m an Aussie girl too, considering moving to bel’italia in the next couple of years, after my son finishes school. We’ve begun looking at homes, and have a trip planned to Tuscany & Liguria in September – but all our plans have been shaken by my mothers recent decline in health… and I’m left wondering if we’re doing the right thing.

So my question is this: how do you cope with missing family and loved ones left behind the this land down under? I wondered if you might consider a post about this topic?

I do enjoy your bog – its part of my morning cup of coffee! abbracci Marnie

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Vicki

This is a very timely question for me… and a subject I would enjoy to write about… and I will… but as you already realise Mamie, a move to the other side of the world is not without heartache… xv

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Margaret S.

thanks ever so much Vicki – I’ll watch out for it. Have a lovely day! x
p.s. sorry for my terrible typing errors earlier!

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Toni Kelly

Petit coin de Paradis – Le Petit Bijou. An experience beyond any xxx

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Vicki

Thank you Toni… so happy you are enjoying Le Petit Bijou and we are so glad you are there… :)

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Vicki

After all this time I still feel very much the visitor, Heather… I don’t think that will ever change and nor do I feel like I will ever become accustomed to the beauty of Provence… Just when I think I have, I surprise myself.. like the lavender and the sunflowers… :)

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miss b

No wonder you had to stop! There’s so much rich colour in Provence and this is such a wonderful, cheerful photo too. We really must organise a return trip to this amazing area which has so much to offer.

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