July 18, 2010

La Couleur Verte
















It started with the village blues.   Several months later I explored la couleur rouge.  This week I've put together a collection of Languedoc-Roussillon greens.

The muted, mineral green reflections in the Canal du Midi in springtime, olive green shutters against pale stone and silvery olive green trees.  Brightly painted apple green boats, young fruit on the vine and various shades of green pear, fig and artichoke.  Somber rows of moss green cypress trees, fresh and vibrant kelly green vineyard leaves and splashes of turquoise and sage. Pin It

19 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Lovely Greens too.. ;-) i sometimes over look the colour green, maybe because it is always there .

Mlle Paradis said...

beautiful these! don't ask me which one i like best! all so lovely!

Nadege said...

Lovely shots! (No green cheese?)

croquecamille said...

Love the green shutters!

Alissa said...

Lovely post - I'm a sucker for trees in rows and gorgeous old shutters. :)

sara said...

Love green it looks happy and serene. The color of life.

Sara

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Who Has Time To Cook? said...

You are a professional photographer, right?

Creating Amazing Meals said...

Absolutely lovely! Thank you for the mini vacation!

Susan said...

I love these photos - the greens are so beautiful. Thanks for blogging -

Tuula said...

Love these photos...everything looks so fresh & inviting. I don't know what I like better, the idea of cruising on the Canal or laying in the shade & munching on those yummy grapes. Hope there is another color series coming soon...

Chez Loulou said...

Anne
I agree. Poor old green is an often overlooked color, but one of my favorites!

Mlle Paradis
Merci. (I love the grapes and figs!)

Nadege
:)
I have tasted a green, seaweed covered cheese, but it is from Brittany. http://chezlouloufrance.blogspot.com/2008/12/la-fte-du-fromage-fromage-de-chvre.html
I wanted to only have photos from this region, so no green cheese.

camille
Me too. Ours are olive green. I sometimes think of changing them to blue though...

Alissa
I love shutters and rows of trees too. Cypress are so moody and gorgeous.

sara
Color of life. I like that. Thanks for commenting!

WHTTC
You are very kind, but no. :)
Though I sometimes wish that I were.

Creating...
You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed the photos.

Susan
Happy that you liked them. Thanks for your comment.

Tuula
You could always drift along the Canal du Midi and stop to munch grapes in the shade on the same trip. :)

claudine said...

I love these pictures, the grapes are amazing and I saved that one. I need to come back and look at all your Canal photos. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my TdF Cuisine!

Chez Loulou said...

claudine
Thanks for stopping by to comment. You are doing a wonderful Tour de France series!

Trouvais said...

Gorgeous! Amazingly similar to my travels out here in Northern California's wine country! Beautiful photographs! Merci! Trish

Chez Loulou said...

Trouvais
The landscape and vineyard views in this area of France have always reminded us a bit of northern California.
Looking forward to reading more of your blog. Thanks for commenting.

kostas said...

Wonderful images!Eco life.

Chez Loulou said...

kostas
Merci!

Evening Hérault said...

Gorgeous pics! @mroconnell on Twitter alerted us to them.

Are they snails, or some sort of sea creature?

Chez Loulou said...

Evening Hérault
Thanks for commenting!
They are sea snails, bulots, which are fabulous with aioli.
Have you ever tried them?