A Peak in Provence: Part 2

Thursday, June 21, 2012 After breakfast of croissants and coffee, I explore Collobrieres. Around every corner I gasp at huge, medieval wooden doors, thick wrought iron gates, lavender gardens.  I meander down side streets no wider than ten feet.  Red geraniums sit in window boxes, aged wooden shutters lie against rough walls painted in blues, … Read more »

A Peak in Provence: Part 5

Sunday, June 24, 2012 I have an awful confession.  I’m ready to kill the ducks.  Every night there’s some canard catastrophe outside my window where they all quack incessantly like car alarms.  I have no idea what’s happening and don’t begrudge their avian drama, but does it have to be at 3:00 a.m.? This morning I … Read more »

A Peak in Provence: Part 6

  Monday, June 25, 2012   After breakfast I hike into the hills behind town.  I pass wildflowers and the occasional burro.  The roads are steep and curvy but I get to see another part of this world, large houses tucked behind stone walls and wrought iron gates.  Many have expansive patios facing the patchwork … Read more »