Friday, February 26, 2010

Annie in Beziers


Annie in Beziers, originally uploaded by Campobello Island.

My last day in Beziers was capped off with a coffee at La Comedie Cafe on Allées Paul Riquet with my flickr friend," Annie in Beziers". So nice to meet her and she was just as nice as I thought she would be. Annie is the first flickr friend that I have ever met other than family and friend that I already know outside of flickr. Great to meet you Annie keep taking those beautiful photos.

Well today was the day for doing all those last minute things and getting ready to leave Beziers in the morning. Up early and off to the laundry mat to wash and dry all the cloths that I later packed into two boxes and shipped off to Pru in Sevre, so I can pick them up on my way home in mid April.

After that was accomplished and I could stop thinking about it there was lots of time left for a last visit to the Friday flower market. It has been getting bigger every Friday since I arrived as the weather gets warmer and more people are starting to work in their gardens. Along with all of the beautiful cut flowers and potted plants there are now lots of seedlings for the vegetable and herb garden. Annie tells me that later on and through the summer the entire Allées is full from one end to the other.

Onions and lettuce seedlings:

Onion and lettuce seedlings

Rosemary, Thyme, Basil and lots of other herbs.

Rosemary, Thyme, Basil and lots of other herbs.

Lavender, Chives and Thyme

Lavender, Chives and Thyme

Then of course there is the wonderful selection of things that I can only dream about being able to grow.

Olive tree but you would need to wait a few years for the olives.

Olive tree but you would need to wait a few years for the olives.

Lemon tree only 35 Euros and it already has lemons on it.

Only 35 Euros and it already has lemons on it.

This one has fascinated me ever since I arrived all the different varieties of grapes that are available and they are just little sticks covered in red wax. Today I was close by when the man took one out of the dirt and explained to a customer how deep to plant it and to cut about a third off the top of the cane. The cane had a small root system on it and they were only 3 Euros each and cheaper if you bought in quantity.

Grape vines in case you want to start your own vineyard.

Grape vines in case you want to start your own vineyard.

I have really enjoyed my stay in Beziers and it will be fun to return again in a few years time for another visit. If any of you are thinking of a visit to this area Beziers is well located and in easy traveling distance to a lot of other very interesting towns and attractions, have a look at this site for more information and by the way some of my photos are on this site too. Midi Photo Bank.

Talk to you soon from Le Chemin de St. Jacques.

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