poppies in provence

Yesterday evening we decided to escape the continuing gray rainy weather and chase some southern sunshine. We drove through heavy fog and some rain in the mountains to arrive several hours later at a warm sunny day in Provence. We ate a picnic beside a field of poppies and took a walk to a hilltop overlooking Barjols before arriving at a beautiful b & b at a farm and winery.

More poppies.

We were greeted by a sleepy German Shepherd and the laid-back proprietor. Settled into our room, we longed y the pool and wandered around the grounds to admire the light, and quiet, and the pigeon tower. With a bottle of the domain's rose, we sprawled ourselves on the lawn for our second picnic meal and a lovely sunset