One thing I miss about train rides through the french country side are fields of sunflowers, lavender and....poppies.
If you've ever looked at the work of Claude Monet and his works depicting the scenery around his home Giverny as well as early paintings of his son and wife you'll notice the poppy fields and how pretty they are.
|These two photos were taken on my mission outside of Nîmes, France in May of 2005.|
That was something I truly loved about southern France.
Our small "field" of poppies is blooming right now and it's very pretty. Though not the traditional red of the countryside in Provence, the orange is stunning against the green. ☺