Provence is at its best at this time of year as all the plants spring into life. Right now the weather is quite showery but every day there are hot sunny spelalls that sometimes last the full day, sometimes interspersed with rain showers. This is really great for the trees and flowers and also probably for the animals and birds too.
The vultures have been very active and yesterday I saw my first Eyptian vulture - rather a blurry shot but easy to recognise by its colouring.
I've been out and about checking walks for this coming week when I have a group here for the Inaugural Northern Provence Hiking Week. I have previously led lots of hikes further south near to the Côte d'Azur and in the hinterland of Nice, but this is the first time Trekking in the Alps has a week here in the Drôme. The scenery is wild and spectacular, the wine is wonderful and the food good and traditional. Let's hope the weather holds up and the vultures perform.
Watch this space for news in a week!