Maybe somebody can tell me what tree it is that produces this kind of white "cotton" at this time of year. There are a few of them in the area — out on the edge of the vineyard and just over our fence on the north side of our property.
Could it be a cottonwood tree? I don't think so, after looking at Google images for that species — even though there is one (I think it's called un peuplier de Virginie) in a nearby neighbor's yard. I posted photos of this tree's catkins, then green but now white and cottony, back in April in this post.
The string of sunny, warm days continues. Flowers are bursting out all over. I'm working on potting and re-potting house plants. It keeps me busy.
This is day two of a four-day weekend, but there's no sign of our neighbors next door or across the street. The hamlet is almost eerily quiet. I guess I could go somewhere in the car, which I haven't started since Monday, when I drove Walt up to Blois to catch the train. He's in Albany now, by the way.