some sights #5 – images from the Minervois

the view from Chateau Maris
a view from Chateau Maris
Vendanges
HARVEST!
the eggs!
Now this is crazy (but beautiful) …LES OUEFS! – these are the egg-shaped tanks used to age wine in the Maris winery.
I keep thinking Mork from Ork is going to crack out of one…
inside the new Chateau Maris cellar
Jean-Pierre in the Chateau Maris winery yesterday (the walls are made of hemp!)
harvest in La Liviniere
harvest in La Liviniere
la liviniere
driving from La Liviniere
oncoming 2CV in Rieux
oncoming 2CV in Rieux
DANGER!!  Blonde behind the wheel
DANGER!! Blonde behind the wheel
Homps
Homps
Mauzac Nature 2011
Now this was hard, parting with this bottle today to throw it into the recycling bin.  It was SO delicious!! A sparkling white that almost tasted like a very dry cider. Lucky the bottle was big, it went down so quickly!
(Merci Isabelle et Vincent)
last night's tomatoes
Last night’s tomatoes.
Got to make the most of these babies before the season is out.
Saint Chinian flags
Bleu, Blanc et Rouge in Saint Chinian
pooch parade
pooch parade
carca wine shop
wine shop in Carcassonne
door handle
‘une poignee’ (door handle)
hanging the laundry
hanging out the laundry
European Carpenter Bees
European Carpenter bees in the garden
thongs, flip-flops, claquettes
‘thongs’ in my home (yes, not the ones on your butt), ‘flip-flops’ in the UK and the US, ‘Jandals’ in NZ, ‘slops’ in South Africa, ‘schlapfen’ in Austria… ‘tongs’ or ‘claquettes’ in France. I like this one – Lilas said the name comes from the sound they make as you walk? Anyone know if this is right?
window in Saint Chinian
window with ‘fresh’ flowers
Rebecca's curry
Rebecca’s Kerala Prawn Curry, mmmmmn. The onion bahjis were a knock-out too, but my photo didn’t work out
a house inside a building
a house in a house
Grandma's Pussy
‘Grandma’s Pussy’ – from Uncle Arthur’s Bedtime Stories, Series B, Volume 10
…Really!
velo in Rieux
velo in Rieux
sunset
sunset in the garden

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