Monday, March 30, 2009

Le Jardin de Provence

This is a re-post from last March. We were in Provence this time last year and I thought it'd be fun to see what was blooming in the gardens then. We spoke to my in laws this weekend and they said the garden is "coming alive". Oh how I wish I was there. We are returning to France this fall. We are counting the days...

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These are just a few of the photos I took in Provence of my Belle Mere's (Mother in Law's) garden. She is an amazing gardener and it was such fun having her give me a tour of it and listening to her pronounce all of the names in french. My Belle Mere does not speak English and my French is a work-in-progress but somehow we communicate beautifully. Be sure to look at the last picture if you are a bird lover.














My father in law puts these walnuts out for the birds to eat...how sweet is that?

7 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

"A Prayer in Spring
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Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year..."(Robert Frost)

Hello Dear Nancy!
Fantastic flowers!Many thanks for sharing this beautiful post!
By the way...Jean Pierre is a handsome cat!
God bless you
Léia :-)

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

What pretty flowers! You are very lucky you get to go to France again! I was there once many years ago and just loved it. A very good friend of mine married a man from France. She's learning quite a bit of French just being around her mother-in-law all the time.

Sue said...

I enjoyed reading what you said about France and your family. Your photographs are awesome!

Barb said...

Nancy, you better show me plenty of photos from France and info since I have not visited there yet.(LOL) Hopefully in a few years....Barb

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Some beautiful photos... I bet you're wishing you could be back in Provence again. Thanks for the stimulating posts and pics. And yes, that is quite sweet of your Father-in-law to put out those walnuts for the birds(and in such an interesting way).

Adrian LaRoque said...

Your garden is very beautiful. Very good pictures here of the flowers. Thank you for the visit to my blog.

I'm Julia said...

Hyacinths. One of my favorite fragrances.