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Come take a walk with me up the path towards Mont Sainte Victoire. Let’s start down here by the dam…

mont st victoire

and we’ll take this path…

the path to mont st victoire

The first surprise was seeing a helicopter collecting water from the lake

collecting water

and practising dropping it again

spraying water5

On the way to the top I stumbled across these strange tree roots….

roots

…and these tiny, tiny acorns…

acorns

These pine cones were unusual too….

pine cones

This was high enough for me to go today

mont st victoire

On the way back down I came across the first butterfly of the year

butterfly

and this lovely little ladybird. Look how red it is! Hardly any black spots!

ladybird

The sun was hot and some of the trees were oozing their sap

sap
sap

There was lots of rosemary and thyme, but very few flowers so I was really pleased to come across exactly these four crocus plants!

crocus
crocus
crocus

What I can’t share with you is the warmth of the February sun, the sweet, fresh smell of the air, or the almost total silence of the countryside up there. You’ll need to go yourself to appreciate that.

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