Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dreaming of France -- A Wet but Glorious Day

Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.

Today we set off to explore France, in spite of the persistent rain. According to the weather, we would have a two-hour window without rain. But the weather was wrong. Nevertheless, we visited Isle sur la Sorgue, about an hour away from Aix en Provence. Isle sur la Sorgue has a market on Sundays, and has many antiques shops every day.
We aren't in the market for antiques, or the lovely food products, but we still enjoyed strolling through the streets of the town. La Sorgue is a river that comes from a source so deep that no one knows what the source is, according to our friend Delana who played tour guide today.
The river is a striking green color, and it isn't even Saint Patrick's Day yet.

The long grasses in the river reminded me of mermaids for some reason.
The town has many canals, directing the rushing green water through gates. Sometimes the water gushes, sometimes it calmly flows.

And that's where Earl and I spent the day, as we pose here in front of a canal, which is mostly hidden by our umbrella.


Just Me said...

Omg...just hoping to see a post of you in France and in particular knowing I cannot put "France" in my weather app to help me wonder what you guys are doing. Love the pictures and the canals and thoughts of the market. Thank you for the post.

Louise said...

It looks so lovely whatever the weather. But I'm always in the mood for lovely food products. I have mermaids today too.

Sim Carter said...

Your umbrella photo reminds me of all those gorgeous rainy day paintings; and also of what I do love about France.

Jacqui Brown said...

Sorry you've got wet weather! We had our first bbq outside yesterday, but they do say Poitou Charentes is the second sunniest place in France. Have a great holiday!

Lucia said...

Bon temps! Happy to see you are there with the one you love and enjoying yourself even in the rain. Looks wonderful!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

You both look so happy no matter the weather!!!

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