Our plan for exploring France was to follow Vincent Van Gogh's path south from Amsterdam to the Mediterranean, with important stops along the way. It didn't turn out exactly like that. Nonetheless, we saw Holland and France through the painter's eyes. .
I hope you enjoy this jaunt through the mountains and small towns of southern France. Bask in the sun by the pool at a bed & breakfast set in the middle of a working vineyard, with mountains as backdrop.
Be sure to turn up the music -- Don McLean's Vincent (also known as Starry Starry Night), a paean to the Dutch artist, including some of his more recognizable Provence landscapes.
Here are a few photos I took yesterday, which turned out to be peak. It was 26 last night, and tonight we’ll get our first snow of the season. Farewell autumn!
It's a beautiful time of year! Sorry you're not here, but enjoy the view!
Sign at a local tire store: God spills his paintbox, and we call it autumn.
The leaves have started turning, but we have a long way to go before peak. Leaf peepers will arrive by the busload this weekend, so we’re hoping for a few good frosts to make the colors pop.