Colors of Provence... that stir up the sound of cigalles, red wine, brocantes, the soul of the artist, the smell of bread, the sounds of the blue seaside... the colors of Provence, what color defines you? What symbol of color tells your story?
The colors that define Provence at the moment are wrinkled green olives ready for harvest.
Changing leaves on the vine, bursting red, shocking orange with shades of golden yellow.
Provençal facades sport new coats of color which chase me into the nearest shop and buy a scarf.
At the French market the colors show off Autumn in shades of Chestnut, walnut, mushroom... bringing a savory aroma into the home.
The sound of French "boules" colors the courtyards and main squares, the men gather and conversations rich with accents and assaults. "Mais Non-Mais Oui!"
The color of Pastis, soft hued, gentle breeze, warms the heart, paints the mood....
color of Provence ...true blue.
French lanterns burning brightly into the night as sounds of Edith Piaf sing deep in the memories of the French psyche.
Chalkboards paint the perfume of French cafes, spilling the fragrance of wine, cause our taste buds to roar, colors of Provence vineyards, harvest shades of... Cassis, Bandol, the landscape of Provence ...
French boutis found at the brocante, the natural dyes old Provencal colors, gathered, soaked, printed, quilted... generations of warmth handed down, layer by layer...
Colors speak of the soul, and Provence would not be Provence without baked orange tiles. What color speaks of your soul's desire? Mine seem to be a color box full of sprouts of rice green, long roads of gravel after the rain, pomegranate red, and billowy clouds of white. Though I live in Provence the colors of my soul are of Willows.
Cassis, where dreams float and colorful shutters set the stage.
To remind us of summer, the scent alone brings Provence to life. Lavender.
Colors at the brocante, weaving past to present. Colors that cause my hands to itch and want to grab it.
In Provence open doors never sing the blues, how I love to dance inside and create a party.
The colors of Provence adds rose to your cheeks, especially when the green glass is see through.
The colors of Provence gather in the baskets at the market, in the sounds at the town square, you can feel the colors wrap around you as you walk amongst the changing leaves that cling to the facades that stand strong year after year. The colors of Provence beckon you to come see, to touch that which is real, to embrace the beauty that is yours... live a colorful life.
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