Monthly Archives: May 2013

Honey bees abound in France’s wild bay laurels

Walking in the garrigue, the scrub oak land above the village of Sauve, France a few weeks ago, I was listening to incredibly diverse bird songs including the most elaborate symphony with a rossingnol or nightingale as the featured soloist. … Continue reading

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Prés du rivière Vidroule

To live near a river as vivant and ever changing as the Vidroule in the Gard region of southern France is a journey of discovery.  Every walk or bike ride reveals more depth to the living eco-system of this rich … Continue reading

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Muguet des bois ~ Lily of the valley

I took this dramatic photo of my “porte-bonheur” or bringer of happiness. It is the french tradition to give these delicate fragrant white bells, muguet des bois, as a gift to a loved one on the first day of May.  I … Continue reading

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