Sunday, September 16, 2007

Plants Festival in Marseille

Today, I propose we go for a walk in Marseille. Right in the center of the town, there is a street where people try to do something special. I know they organize concerts, theathers, etc and the restaurants there are nice too. But what interests me is their plants festivals. They take place twice a year, in autumn and spring and last two days. This weekend was one of those.

The weather was ideal, warm, with a little wind. My daughter Emilie had arranged to spend the weekend at home. She is presently living in Normandy, where she misses the sun... She was more than delighted by our trip.

They have beautiful citrus trees, of all kinds:
This is used to distil lavender:


And they started the fountains just as we were leaving:
More photos at CoursJulien2007 .

9 comments:

Pat said...

Don't you just love these golden days at the end of summer?

Judy M said...

Congratulations on your new blog! I now have another beautiful place to visit each morning! I found you through JoWynn's blog, and I found her via Sharon Boggon's blog! What an amazing world we live in.

Purple Missus said...

Looks like you had a lovely day out and the weather was kind to you too :)

Allison Ann Aller said...

Thank you for bringing your day in Marseilles to the rest of us around the world!

Vero, weren't we in an international swap together a few years ago?

~Allie

No Rain said...

Nice tour. Now that you've joined Green Thumb Sunday, I'll be visiting your blog. Hope you participate on a regular basis.
Aiyana

crazyQstitcher said...

These are lovely photos. So restful. The lavender still looks interesting.

Le Passe Temps said...

Hello Vero Congratulations !
May be you are french ? So I am...
And may be your blog is in french ? If so, where would it be possible to find it ?
I live in east south of France
Nicole

Kerri said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. I'm very happy to be responsible for your renewed interest in gardening, and am especially pleased that you've ordered new daylilies. They're wonderful, aren't they? But there are not many flowers I don't think are wonderful. I'm addicted to trying as many as possible!
Your day out with your daughter sounds wonderful. A plant festival would be great fun.
Our weather has been beautiful this week too.
I'd love to smell that lavender field!
What a marvelous magazine cover you made! You have great artistic talent.
I'll look forward to seeing more of the South of France :)

Dot said...

Happy sigh....what lovely photo's. I wish I was walking there with you!!