rows of lavender getting ready to bloom in the next 3 or 4 weeks!
The rose bushes in every little town were big and lush.
Valensole in Provence
Stopped for breakfast in this quaint town and saw this unbelievable chateau-------
The grounds were impeccably manicured.
Driving by St. Croix du Verdon
Finally we reach the Gorges du Verdon and it was truly one of the prettiest places on earth.
As we round the corner of this narrow windy road, we see sheep in the middle of the road.
Next a black sheep dog runs into the middle of the road, barks continuously and goes in circles, until he is sure all the traffic has come to a complete stop. Then he turns his head and looks up the hill and gives 3 more barks and all of a sudden, a large herd of sheep start down the mountain , cross the road and go down the other side of the hill.
That was one really large herd of sheep!
Loved watching them - I don't see that very often in the states!
We continue along this river and enjoy it's rustic beauty, stopping at several places.
We finally arrive at Castellane, where my husband can finally find a shop to purchase a French fishing license.
He is really itching to get in this gorgeous river.
This area is also known for rock climbing.
Another field of sheep grazing on the way to our fishing spot.
huge herd of sheep coming towards the car. So of course, I grab my camera!
By this time , they have surrounded the big fat BMW, and I am in heaven with my camera!
Finally the end of the herd, followed by 2 sheep dogs and the shepherd himself!
Isn't this picture great?????
They head across the old wooden bridge and up the hill.
How wonderful was that??????
With just a little time in Provence- simple things seem so special.