Winding Down

Merci to Amy Crawley for the picture

My time in our little French village is startling to wind down.  I see  leaves beginning to turn and fall and the sunflowers are starting to turn ochres and browns  with droopy heads.  Soon they will be harvested for their seeds and oil.  Sunflower oil (Huile de Tournesol) is very popular here.

The fairs and festivals shift from high summer fun to autumn harvest fairs. This weekend will still be a full weekend of summer fun. The medieval village right next to us has  their HUGE vide grenier (flea market).  It winds thru all the streets of the village and is one of the biggest in the area.  Soreze is an interesting village filled with photo ops of old doors, windows, door kncokers, small streets with flowering gardens and exquisite architecture.  I always take my workshops there on the first day.

Tomorrow Soreze will host a regional artist/craftsperson fair.  Again the street will be filled with booths of art and gourmet food products made by small producers.

I’ll be posting one last time from France and hope you have enjoyed sharing the summer with me. I also hope you will come join me in 2012 or 2013 for your OWN experience in this charming area. Please contact me for info on special discounts available!