Ile de Ré, France - Watercolors

Across a bridge to another world. 
Small boats. 
Whitewashed towns.

Fields of flowers.
Salt marshes.
Daily markets.
Oyster beds.
High and low tides.

Birds, Sand dunes.
Salt evaporation ponds.
The famous French gourmet salt comes from here.

Narrow cobblestone alleys. 
White walls with wild hollyhocks as tall as Stan. 

 Fields of poppies.
A flurry of color and flowers.

Atlantic sea air.
Tourists on bicycles.

A culture of living slow and eating well. 
Between the ocean and the flora-and-fauna-protected shores. 

Oysters and Wine and Bicycles.

On a tiny island off the west coast of France.