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travel theme: summer

Last week’s impromptu ‘Reflections‘ challenge hosted by Ailsa was so much fun, she asked if we could do it again?  She went on to say “There are many other photo challenges out there, but how about one with a travel theme? I love finding out about great places waiting to be discovered, and it doesn’t have to be an exotic location, either. What’s everyday in your part of the world is exotic to someone who doesn’t live there.” Curiously enough, the WordPress weekly challenge is also on the theme of summer so I’ve linked this post there too.

We have been visiting Provence on and off over the years and I never tire of the landscape and the flowers. Early summer brings masses of purple irises, brilliant poppies, sunflowers and fields and fields of lavender.

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what could be better than a lunch al fresco, sitting in a small French village?

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or exploring the local fruit and vegetable market

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or browsing the stalls at a local antiques market in Isle sur la Sorgue

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view from the house in the early morning

all of these remind me of summers spent in the cicada-buzzing heat, waves of lavender perfume washing over you as you drive past the fields

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Comments on: "travel theme: summer" (11)

  1. Great selection of summer shots!

  2. Wow, those field of flowers are amazing, the burst of poppies made me want to jump for joy! Farmers markets, lunch al fresco and that lavender, I can smell it now! xxx

  3. Northern Narratives said:

    Beautiful place.

  4. I’m drooling! And jealous! – rita
    http://gauchomarx.wordpress.com/

  5. Beautiful images of Provence. I can almost smell it.

  6. Oh my, what beautiful photos! Loved the one with the poppies!!!

  7. Just set a new travel theme challenge http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/05/25/street-markets/ I’d love you to join in, if you have the time! Pass it on, everyone’s welcome 🙂 xxx Ailsa PS yes, several of the wonderful pics in this post fit perfectly with this week’s theme!

  8. I first visited Provence some 23 years ago…this post makes me want to go again!

  9. some stunning images but the poppy field is my favourite…wow

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