Summer in France

Summer in France

My daughter and I spent five weeks in a small village in the south of France.  In the above photo the sun is coming up over a vineyard.  What appears to be a morning mist is actually a cloud of sulfur which is sprayed to protect the grapes from fungus.

One morning in July I took the pictures below of  a group of french teenagers who spend part of  the summer working with Franc, a master stonemason. The program is called Ramparts and small groups of teenager restore archeological sites. The location was a beautiful spot above the vineyards and beneath a massive, ancient pine tree.  The ruins were roman, well over a thousand years old. In some places the original dry stone walls were still intact and perfectly straight.

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working together
Summer Camp French Style