The only thing that makes me happier than sunflowers is LAVENDER!
Yes, the vineyards and grapes are spectacular. The fruit orchards and trees full of luscious, ripe peaches and plums are impressive. The sunflowers pointing their bright faces east are enchanting. But ladies and gents, it’s all about the lavender!
Clearly we have saved the best for last.
Nothing can compare to the sight of fields at their peak bloom. You wonder how they can grow anything here. The soil is dry and full of rocks, and the temperatures are well into the nineties, but the plants seem to love it.
The aroma is strong and the bees are buzzing away in every plant.
Obviously I am in a lavender stupor – and I hope I never have to come out of it!
Coming up: a tour of villa #3.