The kitchen work is finished. Circulez, il n'y a rien à voir... There's not much to look at right now. Just a bunch of pots and pans on the stove, left from cooking lunch yesterday: Italian-style Roma beans (cocos plats à la sauce tomate), with polenta and saucisses aux herbes. It was nice to be able to cook again.
It's kind of surreal to see these sunny-day pictures, after all the heavy and hard rain we had yesterday.
I planted this plum tree out in the back corner a few years ago...
...and its blossoms are pretty but it hasn't produced much fruit yet.
The perennial plant called saxifrage or Mongolian tea.
So bear with me. Enjoy these photos of back-yard flowers (cyclamen, plum blossons, saxifrage) and try not to think about us scrubbing, mopping, and wiping. We haven't decided if we're going to put everything back in the kitchen just as it was, or if we are going to make changes in the way things are laid out.