I know what the plant pictured just below is, but do you recognize it? It's a plant on which I was surprised to see little berries. It's not a plant you often see at this stage of its life cycle. This one is growing wild right outside our back gate, on the edge of the vineyard.
I don't know what this flower is. Can you tell me? It's growing in a neighbor's yard, but she's not here right now, so I can't ask her. In fact, I think she might be in Arizona or in California on vacation right now (she's French and has never been to the U.S. before).
How dry has this summer been in the Loire Valley and all around France? The photo below is an indication. Can you tell what it is?
It's supposed to be in the mid-90s F here in Saint-Aignan today. And we are supposed to start having thunderstorms and rain tonight and tomorrow. We really need it, but we don't need high winds. The tomatoes are just starting to ripen out in the vegetable garden and I'd hate for them to blow over.