Photographing the lavender in Provence

Old Jul 12th, 2015, 10:00 PM
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Beautiful photos!! I would be interested in knowing the location of the photos, especially the charming town pictures. I'm on a tablet now (computer in the shop), so I don't know if I'm not seeing a title or description . . .?

Thanks so much for posting & sharing!!

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Old Jul 12th, 2015, 11:36 PM
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Always enjoy your photos
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Gorgeous photos Jamie, thank you for sharing. My favourites were the lavender fields but very closely followed by the food!! Mmmmmm....

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Just gorgeous. Your photos always capture the region, the food and in this case the beautiful lavender. Ours is blooming now but we don't have any with that deep color.

Just took a brief peek at your barbecue report on the US forum. You have to go back and hit Kansas City. I promise to meet you for a barbecue crawl!
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Old Jul 13th, 2015, 02:42 AM
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Really lovely photos. I'm headed to provence in September and would love to hear about your trip..particularly where did you eat?
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Old Jul 13th, 2015, 06:00 AM
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We spent several weeks touring the lavender fields last summer about this time. You've managed to capture the excitement in your photos. I can hardly wait for your always excellent trip report----Rabanel's expertise would not be wasted on you two! Cheers.
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Old Jul 13th, 2015, 06:56 AM
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Loved your pictures! We usually go to Provence earlier in the Spring as we hate the heat in July but the color of the lavender is stunning. Hope you do a trip report but if you don't, where did you stay?
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Old Jul 13th, 2015, 11:30 AM
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Thanks everyone, I appreciate the lovely comments!

We actually hadn't planned to do a trip report...we don't really post much anymore (don't like the negativity from some posters and we got tired of 'defending' our opinions or travel style)

I can try to get some of the info together if people would find it helpful...restaurants etc.

To answer a few questions - we stayed here and cannot recommend it highly enough. http://www.lesterrassesduluberon.fr We picked it because we could walk into Bonnieux for dinner and Scott could drink without driving, and because it had lovely views and a pool. We weren't disappointed.

I will update the photos in my pics to reference the town names.

Will post about restaurants over the next day or so.

Here are Scott's photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/radio-...57655801921915

We have tonnes of food pics that we haven't posted yet but will add them soon.

Enjoy your evening!
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Old Jul 13th, 2015, 11:52 AM
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formidable!

wonderful pics of the lavender in particular. Another place I want to see!
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I want that raspberry dessert NOW!! Gorgeous photos! Brought me back to walking up to the chapel at Moustiers-Sainte-Marie with my son. Thank you for posting these.
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"We actually hadn't planned to do a trip report...we don't really post much anymore (don't like the negativity from some posters and we got tired of 'defending' our opinions or travel style)"

On behalf of all the fodorites that are your fans, I sincerely apologize for the few a$$holes. Please don't let them drive you away, your trip reports are very much appreciated by a lot of people.
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Old Jul 13th, 2015, 08:23 PM
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beautiful pictures
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Old Jul 13th, 2015, 09:20 PM
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Oh wow, thank you very much jamikins! I appreciate it!!

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Old Jul 13th, 2015, 10:11 PM
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Agree with cafegoddess regarding snarky posts....

I'm always pleased to see a post by either of you, know it will be a lovely vicarious 'trip' somewhere gorgeous.
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Old Jul 13th, 2015, 10:22 PM
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MORE beautiful photos. And what a lovely smile you have jamikins. It's always a treat to put faces with names when enjoying trip reports and/or pictures. Thanks.
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Old Jul 14th, 2015, 12:24 AM
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I too would urge you to ignore the "starkers". It's normally just the usual suspects and we all know not to take any notice of them.

I've really enjoyed reading about your travels and have got lots of great ideas for trips from you, even if they have got no further than my brain, as yet.

but if it's only the photos, so be it - they are as good as a trip report on their own.
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Old Jul 14th, 2015, 12:25 AM
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[oops, that should have been "snarkers" - I'm blaming the autocorrect!]
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Old Jul 14th, 2015, 09:32 AM
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Jami...the most outstanding lavender pics ever. We held the annual lavender festival here in my town of Ojai, California, two weeks ago. The fields around here don't have anywhere near the sheer drama of Provence. Hope they don't run me out of town!


Brings to mind the pre-blooming season pics I once took of a very tiny lavender field at the sanitarium near St. Remy where Van Gogh spent some time, I beieve the last year of his life. The pics I took were shot from VG's sparse room overlooking the lavender. Weird feeling.(posted below)

Don't let the snarky bast--ds drive you away. If you do, then they win. I've been tempted to drop out as many others have been...but there's so much more to gain by staying. We love you kids!

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Old Jul 14th, 2015, 09:52 AM
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Jami and the biker:

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Old Jul 14th, 2015, 08:50 PM
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Thanks for the kind words everyone!

I will try to get some sort of trip report going over the next few days...getting slammed at work and out the next couple of nights but stay tuned...
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