Today we will drive over to Chinon to see a woman about a dog. One of our neighbors said, when we told her yesterday, "You will quickly succumb when you see a sweet little puppy." She is probably right, even though this is a big decision.
Meanwhile, the early bloomers in our yard have burst forth with flower. Above, a pink ornamental cherry and a big plum tree seen from the front terrace.
Again above, the patch of primroses and cyclamens that come up spontaneously every spring in our side yard. They were first put there by the woman who sold us the house in 2003.
Below, violettes coming up wild near the front gate, seen from the kitchen window.
And finally, the plum and cherry trees again.
We're expecting good weather for our three-hour round-trip drive over to Chinon this afternoon. We won't be coming back with a puppy, unless the unforeseen happens, since the one we have tentatively picked out won't be weaned until about the end of April.