On the First Day of the Year, 2020.

On the First Day of the Year, 2020.

On the first day of this year, Pierre, suggested a stroll alongside the beach in Bouzigues. His aim was to catch the sun setting over the Etang de Thau. The étang, or lagoon, is where Oysters are farmed … we had visited before and had seen how the fishermen did this.

That walk was totally lovely. We were en famille: Sadie and Pierre, Pierre’s sister Lolo and Dom and I; all was relaxed and happy. We wandered along the side of the étang towards Bouzigues on the promontory in the distance; the town’s colourful buildings reflected in the clear, calm waters.

It was a walk I shall remember for its colours and textures as well as its calm contentedness. A walk filled with reflections, tree shapes, colourful rocks, surprising January flora, and happy passers-by.

It was fascinating how the light changed depending on which direction I pointed the camera!
The rocks lining the edge of the shore were varied and pretty colours; some with glinting layers of crystals on a sun-facing surface.

In another life I should like to study Geology … it’s always interested me. I wondered where this assortment of different stones came from.
Besides trees and rocks …

… there were carefully planted and tended, shrubs and flowers: even what most would call weeds were bright and jolly for January, here in the south!

As we neared the buildings of the town’s seafront shops, I saw another inevitable row of tortured trees …

… and also lingering signs of Christmas past literally hanging from balconies in street and square.

A wander around the town itself was not on the schedule, as we turned back towards the setting sun for the short, delightful walk back to the car.

Anne …. End of the first part.


6 Responses

  1. cilla says:

    What a lovely place Anne and I love those tortured trees. :-)

  2. gertie says:

    Merci a toi, Jane … you’re welcome ;-) :rose:

  3. VegVamp says:

    What a gorgeous place Anne, thank you.

  4. gertie says:

    It really was a lovely walk, and a place to enjoy Karen. :-)
    I indulged in reflections and flowers and I’ll pop them into the second half. :clover: :rose:

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