Sunday, September 03, 2017

Dreaming of France -- Roses


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When Earl and I were traveling in May, we drove through a charming town that was wreathed in roses.
We stopped and took some pictures in Camon, France.
 A sign as we drove into town let us know that it celebrated a rose festival, and we soon saw why.
 Nearly every building had a waterfall of roses cascading along its front wall.
I didn't know anything about Camon, but when I looked it up, I learned that it is known as Little Carcassone, which is a famous walled city that we also visited. Apparently Camon first began in 923, growing up around an abbey. It was destroyed by a flood in 1289 and then rebuilt.
 But the things that caught our eyes were the roses. This used to be a big wine growing area, and the roses were planted as an early warning sign. If the roses began to show disease, then the vintners could try to protect the vines, according to Francethisway.com.
The area doesn't have a lot of vineyards anymore, but the roses remain, like a woman adorned in her finest jewels, they drape the city.
Next time we drive through, we're definitely stopping to explore a bit more.
And how long will it be until we are in Camon, France again. Maybe not as long as you think.
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3 comments:

Sim Carter said...

I love that info about the roses! I had no idea! I also like the hint at the end of the post about just how soon you might be going back. What an exciting time for you both!

francetaste said...

It is incredible how roses can grow so luxuriantly from such tiny patches of earth. Around here they flower much of the winter.

koi seo said...

I also like the hint at the end of the post about just how soon you might be going back. What an exciting time for you both!


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