A 50-Something Birthday Blog - And Lavender Fields
Yesterday was My Birthday...
What is it about birthdays anyway? Especially birthdays after 50? Yesterday, mine was number 57 to be exact.
Yikes! How did this happen??? (And why did I just tell the whole world my age?)
I've always prided myself in thinking young. Doesn't hurt that I spend every weekend photographing 13-year olds dancing their faces off at Bar & Bat Mitzvah parties! I know all the current music, dances, and yes, I even like hip-hop!
But this year, all that has changed. I haven't photographed a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in almost 4 months. And I miss it terribly!
I also haven't traveled anywhere since my photo assignment in Africa last December. And I miss that terribly too!
These are my passions - my therapy. And with all the uncertainty in the world, my "photo therapy" is on hold!
#57 Isn't all Gloom and Doom. Quite the Opposite!
Yesterday, I decided to take another look through all of my travel pictures and start working on adding a Fine Art section to my website. That's when I realized I never wrote a Blog about the incredible photography workshop I led in Provence!
With so much going on in our world at the moment, seems trivial to even talk about travel. But for many, travel is like therapy.
Maybe if more of us traveled the world, we would have greater tolerance for our differences, and more empathy for injustices against those who are different from ourselves.
SOOOO... Here is your photo therapy for the day - Part I of the Provence Blog.
The Lavender Fields of Provence
Plateau de Valensole
Woke up at 4:30am to drive to this famous spot before sunrise. SO worth it! My clothes smelled like lavender for weeks. Oh, how I miss that smell!
Abbaye de Senanque - Our First Day, and Our First Lavender Sighting!
Another Beautiful Lavender Field - Love the Trees!
Provencal Market Day in Bonnieux
Lavender Field at Dusk
I sincerely hope you enjoyed these photos as much as I enjoyed creating them. Someday we will all be able to travel to our dream destinations once again. I will be SO ready! How about you?
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