Hiking in Provence

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Blog, Trips Abroad

We have done a number of hikes this week and I’ve seen lots of spring flowers, some that I recognize, others that I don’t. Springtime, here in Provence, is in full swing now, what it was about a month or two ago in north Georgia. I like noting the similarities and differences between the two. What most people don’t realize is that Atlanta is on about the same latitude as North Africa (think Morocco) while Paris is about the same latitude as Montreal. I realize that there are other factors at play in the weather of each of these places, but it helps to realize that Atlanta and Paris are at very different places on the globe. Some things that grow lusciously here in Provence would not survive in Georgia – it’s just too hot and humid! On the other hand, we grow some awesome tomatoes, corn, okra and squash in Georgia!

Here are photos of some of the more interesting or beautiful flowers. Note the flowers on the table at the creperie down the street from where we stayed in La Tourette sur Loup!

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