Friday, May 04, 2012

Wild flowers in the Pyrenees Orientales






I have rarely seen the South of France looking as well as it does at the moment. After a few rainy days, the hills and lush meadows are awash with colour - it really is a pleasure to be driving around at the moment, with the snow capped mountains, the azure blue med sparkling and the bright colourful flowers greeting you on every corner.

A field of red poppies, begging to be picked, stopped me in my tracks yesterday - Much to the amusement of passing traffic and a few wolf whistles ( me , delighted! - you gotta love French men for their open appreciation!), I picked a huge bunch of poppies and snapped a few photos.

A little secret though : poppies smell like cows pee pee , so best to leave them there for the next passerby to admire . My car still stinks!

6 comments:

  1. Great pics! hahaha... re the poppies.

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    1. What a lovely region we live in, eh?

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  2. Beautiful photos missus, can't wait to see it all in person (and you and your fab famille)!!xx

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    1. Looking fwd to seeing you too lady! à samedi x

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  3. Are you sure 'twas the poppies???? i never knew they stank. They die so quickly its not worth picking them. i love painting Poppies. GAB.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. They are stunning here at the moment. i've seen some of your poppy paintings GAB, stunning too!

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