|A double rainbow from the kitchen window of Maison des Pelerins!|
But… the best is yet to come …. as the rain storm rolls through the village, across the fields and on towards Mt. Venoux, the villages on the Lavender Route, and the Alps-Cote D’Azur Region of Provence – we are rewarded with the most brilliant, vivid rainbows that form a bright, multicolored and sometimes double layered “l’arc du ciel” (rainbow) over the countryside.
It seems to appear so suddenly - an almost magical sight – the lacey and jagged rocks of the Dentelles in the background, and the freshly washed clean, bright green of the vineyards illuminated by the glow of the rainbow - frame the picture. Our French neighbors – for whom this is a normal part of the weather pattern – I’m sure, must just shake their heads when they see this thunderstorm loving American woman, hanging out of her kitchen window, snapping pictures of the rainbows!
We hear a lot about the wonderful wines of this area, the “cusine du soleil” which is such a part of Provence – we know about the herbs, the olives, the olive oil, the markets, not to mention the warm, hospitable Provencaux and everything that is Provence. This is such a surprise and an unexpected treat – it’s really worth stopping for a moment to spend a little time enjoying the “l’arc du ciel” - if you are fortunate enough to have the experience whilst visiting Provence.