Where we can go for months, even years at a time without a single drop of rain falling on the parched earth and then it comes down in torrents creating awful floods.
Whatever it is, show me a flowing stream and I'm hooked !
So no surprise that today turned out to be a cracker !
Today we visited the village called L'isle sur Sorgue named because it is situated on little islands right in the middle of the Sorgue river.
In the past good use has been made of the shallow, fast flowing river that rushes around and through L'isle sur Sorgue and at one time there were about 70 water wheels.
There are still quite a few but their function is now purely decorative.
As usual there is an " Old Town" which has a ring road circling it so you park the car then enter the Old Town via lots of lovely little bridges....
and possibly because of all that water the grass is really GREEN !
Next you move towards the centre of the village via the winding, narrow walkways we have come to expect.
Some are bare and almost devoid of colour......
where you can browse - and be tempted - to your heart's content.
Eventually these lead to the heart of the village where the couch resides.
In this case a huge church for such a small village
and when you enter......
the grandeur quite takes your breath away !
You wander from photo opportunity
to photo opportunity
until you find yourself out on the river edge where pretty cafes invite you to sit a while.