February 2, 2011

Photo du Jour - Immaculate

Winter Vineyards

A freshly pruned and very tidy vineyard above our village.

One of the things I miss most this time of year is the color green. Winter in a Mediterranean climate zone can be a bit stark. And cold! Pin It

8 comments:

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

I miss the south! I love checking your blog for nostalgia! Vivement l'été!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That photo maybe stark but it is very beautiful. Diane

~meredith~ said...

It is so very brown right now.

Tuula said...

I agree - very beautiful nonetheless! Wouldn't mind a bit of green though too :) Counting down to spring...

Betty C. said...

True. I actually find Rodez less stark in winter than Albi was - - something about the hills, I guess.

Chez Loulou said...

Brenna
Hope you get down here soon to get your southern "fix".

Diane
Thank you!
I think it is a beautiful view, despite the many shades of brown.

meredith
I'm ready for some bright, spring green!

Tuula
Me too!

Betty
I've heard Albi is much more green then down here.
After so many years in the Pacific NW I crave lush green leaves and grass in the winter. We were spoiled there.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

You've brought back wonderful memories for me of our trip to Saint Remy-de-Provence several years ago. When we were there, at least there were a few green buds.

The top photo on your blog looks so familiar. Is it in Saint Remy where Van Gogh was hospitalized?
Sam

Chez Loulou said...

Sam
Saint Rémy is a gorgeous spot! I went there with my cousin several years ago and found it utterly charming.
The header is the Abbaye de Fontfroide, here in the Languedoc.
http://www.fontfroide.com/