30 March 2017

A sunrise, and some springtime plants

This week, we've had to keep reminding ourselves that it's still only March. We have all of April and May to get through before summer arrives. Only then will we be able to set plants out in the vegetable garden and get the growing season started.

Sunrise in the vineyard a few days ago. These spindly trees have taken over an abandoned parcel of vines.

A daffodil in our back yard

Thyme in the greenhouse, ready to be planted outdoors

Above and below, a street-side flower bed in the town of Azay-le-Rideau

Yesterday the weather forecaster on Télématin put it this way: "Today will feel like springtime. [She was right.] Tomorrow will feel like summer. [I hope so.] Friday will feel like autumn. And the weekend will remind you of winter." Something to look forward to...

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    1. You are perfectly right, Gosia.

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  2. Those are outstanding photos, Ken :) The daffodil looks like it's made of chiffon silk.

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  3. Spring weather can be especially crazy, I think.
    In the Southern US it is sunny and pretty and chilly at night but then there are tornadoes in some places which frightens the wits out of me, what few I have left.
    Enjoy your day, will you fill the house with daffodils ? they do smell nice, don't they ?

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    1. We even get tornadoes here in France nowadays, but not anything on the scale of what the U.S. has to deal with. Except for a lot of rain at the beginning of March, our recent weather has been pretty nice.

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  4. I wish I could grow perennial primroses- I love the look of them in the spring.

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    1. The primroses are my kind of plant. They just come back year after year. I guess your summers are too hot for them, no?

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    2. Yes, our summers are dry and hot and we have acid soil which also may be a factor.

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  5. Here in Maine we're about to get some snow this weekend, just after the 1 1/2 feet from the storm 2 weeks ago is mostly gone. And then I see this beautiful pictures of flowers in the Loire. I'm living in the wrong place.

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    1. I wonder if your summers there are warmer than ours, on average.

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    2. Probably. We do occasionally have summers where the high never reaches 90, but that's rare. We usually have several 90+ days, and occasionally (although rarely) the upper 90's.

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