Photo and text by Corey Amaro:
Provence is having a drink of Pastis in a small village, with cicadas clicking their heels in the background.
Provence is a red blanket of poppies with a child in the middle wearing a straw hat.
Provence is, without a doubt blue shutters and flowers on the windowsill.
Provence is small fishing villages nestled along the coast, a place to cast your dreams afloat.
Provence is a white bowl of fish soup with a sliced dried baguette, a head of garlic, grated cheese, and garlic mayonnaise. The soup should be called garlic soup.
Provence is double painted doorways....
and colorful facades with stripped awnings with a....
Fruit and vegetables stand underneath. Yes Provence is
the land of good and plenty.
Today is my cousin Kathy's birthday. They went to St Tropez and I stayed home to bake a surprise birthday cake. But what was I thinking.... St. Tropez verses Birthday Cake?!? Truth be told I stayed back because I lost a tooth and have a dentist appointment: Oh the joy of growing old. Maybe I'll bake my tooth in the cake as a double whammy surprise.