Thursday, March 25, 2010

The hills are alive ...

...with the sight of ochres. And not just one shade -- many! These pigments are commonly used in paint and dyes, easily identifiable in and about Rousillon. This morning, we went for a hike in the Luberon ochre hills and then spent a lovely lunch overlooking the cliffs.

In the afternoon, we visited Appy, an amazing nursery (that makes one very happy), where we surveyed the situation. Fruit trees, herbs, olives, cypress -- among the plantings ahead. In the meantime, we picked out some jasmine, bouganvillea, and grape vines that will be installed tomorrow on the pergolas. A multiculteur, or cultivator, will arrive in the next few days so we'll begin with the heavier labor.

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