Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Softness of the Provençal Spring



My head is lolling towards the open window where my hand lies out-stretched, conducting the breeze.


There is a sense of sweetness - not scent nor taste - that coddles my skin.


And in the blooms we stop to gaze at, I see a promise.


Of growth, of continuation...where age falls off into l'oubli...


...Most certainly for the olive trees that had died of a frost bone deep in the ground so many years ago and yet they wave wildly as I pass, gleefully reborn.


I reach for my camera and idly snap, catching at nothing in particular but the essence of all.


Remi is driving next to me and I here him quietly chide me for being so casual in my photography. "It's not respectful," he tells me for the tenth time. A smile rises on my lips and I snap again, kissing the air.

Doesn't he know that I am in love with the softness of the Provençal spring?

26 comments:

puppyfur said...

Oui. The softness of the Provençal Spring is really something, judging by your beautiful photos. Thank you, Heather, as always, for a gorgeous glimpse of your area.

joyful17 said...

Pure poetry....Remi should know by now...that you are the 'real thing' with your eye and camera...and your genuine love the Provence...you bring a smile to my face just gazing at the photos...
Thank you

Judith Ross said...

Ooh thank you, thank you for sharing this blissful moment.

Joan McKniff said...

I see a promise as well.

Glamour Drops said...

I'm very confused…I thought you were in the States????

silkannthreades said...

Glorious!

I Dream Of said...

Ha, I love your relaxed and intoxicated way of taking in spring and don't find it one bit disrespectful - sorry Remi. You've beautifully captured the sense of renewal that comes from appreciating the wonder of the season! XOXO

La Contessa said...

GORGEOUS!THAT FIRST PHOTO just lead me there and let me BE!
I do like REMI's words......."It's not respectful"I understand what he is saying BUT I understand YOU TOO which he would not get as we are foreigners.
HOW IS MOM and SISTER and all who resides HERE??Are you having a WONDERFUL TIME?I would so LOVE to call you and say HELLO!I promise just to take five minutes of your time!I did a new POST today........THE SON cut his hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I know I know you adored his hair,but it was time!XOXOXO

Meredith said...

You've captured the essence, indeed! I love this post.

Loree said...

A beautiful post Heather. Spring is gorgeous in Provence. I am afraid that Remi would find me rather disrespectful too in the presence of such beauty.

simpleimages2 said...

Nature reveals itself in the flowers and trees and of course the breeze. Spring with its green and blooms.
Wonderful.

Lorrie said...

I can almost smell the air of Provence in your words. Evocative photos just add to the pleasure.

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Heather Robinson said...

Isn't it gorgeous? This was up by the last mazet that we rented - on a drive near Roques sur Pernes.

Heather Robinson said...

Merci for this gorgeous compliment. You are always so generous...

Heather Robinson said...

I bet you have ones like that on your walks in the woods with Karina. :)

Heather Robinson said...

That particular promise was not fufilled but there will be another...

Heather Robinson said...

I am! But I am posting photos from Provence that I prepared in advance for a bit while here. :)

Heather Robinson said...

With a G like Gallivanta! ;)

Heather Robinson said...

I love your particular use of "intoxicated" Jeanne - that is certainly what it feels like!
Bisous.

Heather Robinson said...

He DID? Oh my, I have to run and see....!!!!

Heather Robinson said...

Always such a compliment coming from you Meredith. :) Scratchies to Orvis, please.

Heather Robinson said...

Oh, he just gets on me for taking snaps out the window!! It is more about treating the act of photography with respect - something that is understandable coming from him. :)

Heather Robinson said...

It is interesting being here in Michigan where it is already the lushness of summer, so different...

Heather Robinson said...

Thank you Lorrie, I do appreciate that!

Catherine Robinson said...

Beautiful blue skies...ah, how lovely...you had me a little confused travelling lady...until I read another comment ;)
Happy Weekend xx