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Short trip in Provence (july 2022)
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Aug 3, 2022 02:06:21   #
Dan' de Bourgogne
 
I wanted once in my life to see the "lavandel fields" in full bloom. Best spot is Provence!
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Shot at Abbaye cistercienne trappiste Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours (close to Blauvac) This is original LAVANDE...is sold at the distillery ca 60 eur/kg! Its extract (essential oil) is mainly used for cosmetic products (soap, beauty oils, perfume).
Shot at Abbaye cistercienne trappiste Notre-Dame d...
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Just to get the idea of the "church"...a beautiful building (wich lead me to remember I must visit also abbaye de Sénanque which is not far away from Blauvac!!!)
Just to get the idea of the "church"...a beautiful...
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this is abbaye de Sénanque! Superb LAVANDIN field in full bloom! Much bigger plant, very dense "bouquet"...is sold 10 euros/kg at the distillery (not 60 eur). Essential oil is used for food! Doesn't grow in altitude over 70 m/sea level
this is abbaye de Sénanque! Superb LAVANDIN field ...
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You get a precise idea of this site! Really peaceful and wonderful. Air temp° was ca. 42°C at ca 12h30? I was surprised, the field did not smell neither lavande nor lavandin (both do have exactly the same fragrance)
You get a precise idea of this site! Really peacef...
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Superb building...nowaday, a community of 5 monks occupies the abbey! The oldest man is 80, the jungest is 48. They have been growing and harvesting "LAVANDIN" (not LAVANDE) since only 1970!
Superb building...nowaday, a community of 5 monks ...
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Lavandin somewhere between Sault and Banon...Just to rectify an error: LAVANDE grows in altitude: 700 m over sea level (not 70m)
Lavandin somewhere between Sault and Banon...Just ...
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Again... lavandin + Mont Ventoux (1912 m/sea level ... col des Tempêtes = Storm pass) in the back ground. On the top of this mountain, there no grass, no tree...only white/very light rocks and stones. Seen from far away, one could believe it is snow!
Again... lavandin + Mont Ventoux (1912 m/sea level...
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A typical landscape mid july...last day for the flowers: tomorrow everything will be harvested. I was lucky!
A typical landscape mid july...last day for the fl...
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Lavender flower and sunflower: 2 main themes of the Provencal decorations and prints (along olive and olive leafs!)
Lavender flower and sunflower: 2 main themes of th...
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Look closer...the harvester in the back ground...they painted their trailer in "lavande color"! In the few days spent in the fields I saw quasi every trailer is painted "bleu lavande": local tradition
Look closer...the harvester in the back ground...t...
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Aug 3, 2022 05:43:48   #
gmontjr2350 Loc: Southern NJ
 
Très beau!
I wondered if the air carries the scent of lavender when the flowers are in bloom.

George

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Aug 3, 2022 05:46:34   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
Dan' de Bourgogne wrote:
I wanted once in my life to see the "lavandel fields" in full bloom. Best spot is Provence!
Enjoy



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Aug 3, 2022 07:08:15   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 
Very nice!

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Aug 3, 2022 11:27:10   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Nice set.

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Aug 3, 2022 13:00:18   #
Dan' de Bourgogne
 
gmontjr2350 wrote:
Très beau!
I wondered if the air carries the scent of lavender when the flowers are in bloom.

George


hmmm...the air doesn't really carry any lavender scent. I had expected to be surrounded in "lavender bath" while shooting in the fields...hélas, I rarely could smell something, except by strong wind blowing from the right direction.
The 2 only cases I could benefit from an incredible strong lovely scent without help from hefty wind, were
1) while shooting a field where 2 men were just harvesting with a little machine (add on the right side of a tractor...able to cut just one raw )
2) while driving 15 km/h following a tractor with its full loaded "lavender blue" trailer on the way to a distillery!

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Aug 3, 2022 13:02:42   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Thank you for sharing this beautiful trip, Dan!

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Aug 4, 2022 06:03:15   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
Dan' de Bourgogne wrote:
I wanted once in my life to see the "lavandel fields" in full bloom. Best spot is Provence!
Enjoy


Great set!!!
It's amazing anything so beautiful grows in such rocky ground

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Aug 4, 2022 06:04:50   #
Irvingite Charles Loc: Irving, Tx
 

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Aug 4, 2022 07:15:50   #
MT native Loc: Big Sky Country — Montana
 
Beautiful lavender field captures!! Thanks for sharing.

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Aug 4, 2022 07:56:15   #
Dan' de Bourgogne
 
kpmac wrote:
Nice set.


Thank You kpmac for those kind words.

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Aug 4, 2022 07:58:58   #
Dan' de Bourgogne
 
MT native wrote:
Beautiful lavender field captures!! Thanks for sharing.


I'm pleased if You liked it! Thank You

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Aug 4, 2022 08:00:10   #
Dan' de Bourgogne
 
Irvingite Charles wrote:


Thanks for the 3 thumbs!

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Aug 4, 2022 08:03:35   #
rdemarco52 Loc: Wantagh, NY
 
Very nice series.

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Aug 4, 2022 08:04:12   #
Dan' de Bourgogne
 
Manglesphoto wrote:
Great set!!!
It's amazing anything so beautiful grows in such rocky ground


Yes Manglesphoto! the ground is quite rocky...but the surrounding vegetation remains very green, even by this arid and very hot summer! Strange...
Thank You for watching and comment.

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