Our 3 weeks in the South of France were super relaxing. We swam in the Mediterranean, hiked in the Alpilles and Estérel mountains, visited some exciting urban jungles and museums, and above all: soaked up all the sunshine we could. I wish I could share scents through my blog, because the Provence and Côte d'Azur always smell so wonderful. Even in october! Pine trees, oleasters, fruity apple trees, wild rosemary, fresh figs, olive trees and of course: the Mediterranean.
And because I can't believe that the december festivities are coming fast I'll share some sun drenched pictures with you today:
I know it's super cheesy, but I just love palm trees. Of course I brought home new kinds of palm tree seeds to grow in my greenhouse. And also a bunch of cactus plants and some fig tree branches.
Every morning we woke up to new colors, from pink…
… to silver …
… and everything in between… Bliss!
But for now this sunshine will have to do. It's back to business and from a lovely Indian summer we fall right into fall with heavy rain and storms…
I hope you all are well! Are you in full pumpkin mode already?
18 thoughts on “Back home from the South of France”
I'm glad you had a wonderful time, and some well deserved vitamin D.
No pumpkin mode here, just watching this crazy wind safely from my desk!
It was crazy, wasn't it? One of our trees lost a few huge branches. Hope you are safe and sound and ready for Halloween (or not ;))!
What a beautiful reminder of past summer days. Here autumn is in full force with all its beautiful sides, too. Happy rentrée my dear!
Muchos gracias Igor! It has been a bit of a rough shift from summer to fall, but we'll have to deal with it, right?
welcome back … well it must be a shock the changing weather with the heavy storms right now. Your pictures are amazing (as usual) and you'll keep the sunshine within you for a couple of months still just by looking at them … and then you'll have to come back here and we'll have the chance too see each other again ;-) have a lovely day xx
Hahaha that's what I plan on doing, coming back asap for more sunshine! It was so nice and relaxing and beautiful and empty (no tourists!) in the midi… bummer we didn't get to meet, but soon we will :)
Absolutely gorgeous photos! Those will be lovely reminders of the relaxing time you spent there.
Thanks Mandi! Absolutely, if my vitamin D level drops in the next winter months I'll just look at these pictures ;) Nothing better than the real thing though. Hope you're well!
The silver sea is my favourite! x
Merci Trisha! It's so easy on the eyes :)
Jaa ik hou ook van palmbomen! En wat heerlijk deze foto's..weg storm buiten en welkom zon ;)!!
Precies, nog heel even verder dromen en nagenieten ;) En fijn he, palmbomen!
I had seen some of your lovely pics already on IG. Welcome back! The best vacation time is always in low season. Sept./Oct. are my favorite month too to still catch some sun and enjoy desert beaches and spaces. Beautiful pictures, Judith!
Thanks Gudy! You're right, I love the low season for that: no tourists and still lots of sunshine. I feel reinvigorated :)
Oh, what a wonderful pictures. You captured perfect the late summer. And I cannot understand why I have never been to France.
Thanks Ana! What a shame you've never been here! But on the other hand, I've never been to SF. Time to change that ;)