TAKING a BREAK
I have just gone through the painful process of purchasing airline tickets to Europe for my daughter, my sister and myself. The excitement of being in Germany this June to visit friends, and Provence, to explore, is tempered by the knowledge of how weak the dollar is against the Euro. As I've repeatedly promised my husband, this is not a buying trip, altho' I will allow myself grocery store and Provencal market purchases of food items I cannot get back here at home. This trip will be about taking photos. I cherish the photos I have brought home from my previous trips. Food markets tend to be my favorite.
This photo reminds me that I bought saucisson d'Arle (donkey sausage), and didn't tell my sister or daughter the entire week what they were eating.
We could practically drink from these Cavaillon melons, they were so juicy.
Sometimes your choices are overwhelming.
Many of the things I see inspire me, and I consider taking up oil painting again.
And many of the things I see make me wish I had an oven available to me. It's difficult seeing all of this produce without a kitchen to go home to at night.
Hopefully we'll come back from this trip with many more photos to share.
I rarely buy much in France, except food! I find I get very conservative once I get over there. On my first trip, I bought a piece of pottery, and on my most recent trip, copper from E. Dehillerin. But this trip, it will be only food and photos. We will be putting all our money into the gas tank, I fear.
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