The Lavender harvest happened here in Provence just a few weeks ago. We were on our way to the Gorge du Verdon and took a detour through the lavender fields near the village of Valensole. As luck would have it we stumbled upon a harvester in action. Being a video addict I couldn’t resist an attempt to capture it on film.
I had grand ideas in my head that it would be hand picked by dozens of individuals and horse drawn carts being loaded with bundles of lavender. Sadly those days are over and everything is (and needs to be) a lot more automated.
It’s lovely seeing the vast purple fields stretching to the horizon and I was left pondering what happens to the harvest from here.