This past week the Cote d'Azur has been pummeled by storms.
They've seen massive rainfall and flooding, which included 20 deaths.
And the Vaucluse Department in Provence was again under warning as of yesterday.
Last week's storms caused 550 million euros in damage.
Let's hope this week sees no further loss of life.
Hoping everyone is safe and protected.
This is the 17th century house we stayed in this summer with family near Blauvac
in the Vaucluse.
The lovely writing desk in my room.
And view from my window into the courtyard.
The road into the property held some of the most exquisite views anywhere.
Every morning we walked the road to the monastery next door
where some went to listen to Vespers in the evening.
Off the kitchen, a lovely patio with pool.
Shaded by a 600 year old tree.
Every night that weather allowed,
we had dinner out on the patio
And each night,
a different family took turns creating magnificent cuisine.
Hoping they've pulled in the hammock,
and battened down the hatches.
Prayers for safe harbor in the storm.
(Photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)