The weather suddenly turned warm and humid. This time of year, the sun is so strong that when it peeks through the clouds the temperature rises quickly. And the hours of daylight are very long. Yesterday afternoon thunderstorms threatened, and it did rain some, but we didn't get the hail that weather forecasters warned us about.
Portrait of Bertie the black cat
We haven't even begun to plant our vegetable garden. Walt's got the lawn under control now — a solid month of rain from mid-April to mid-May certainly stimulated growth. There are shoulder-high weeds around the edges of the vegetable garden plots. And now, this morning, it's threatening to rain again, so it won't be easy to work out there.
Threatening skies yesterday afternoon
Callie and Bertie have settled back into their — our — routines. It's almost as if we never left them behind. They were well taken care of in our absence, and that made all the difference.
Stormy weather moving in from the southwest
And what's going on in France? People are out and about, busy and happy, because the weather has improved. The new president is out and about too, and he has a 61% approval rating with the public. His prime minister is the most popular holder of that office in many decades, with 65% positive opinion in the polls.
The good dinner cooked by Sue from Australia Friday night
The Cannes film festival is wrapping up today. The Roland Garros French Open international tennis tournament starts today in Paris. Before long, the Tour de France bicycle race will begin. It's summer already, and we hardly noticed it coming.
I know what you mean. My sister and b-i-l have just left so it's back to the routine, but my veggie garden is in sore need of attention. All my little cucurbit seedlings and most of the tomatoes and aubergines have been eaten to the ground by slugs. Disaster!ReplyDelete
61% approval for M. Ayrault's tainted reputation whilst mayor of Nantes. The change of party does not make much difference to the so-called elite past. Knives are already out for M.Hollande's partner, now First Lady.ReplyDelete
Petit à petit you will get back into the chores of Summer but you won't forget this trip. Too many firsts for you ( like visiting Maine e.g) and then that memorable day, Thursday May 10th.
So just take it one day at a time and hopefully the weather will cooperate as far as the garden and the harvest of its goodies in the fall are concerned.
A good Rosé will be nice when the sun is too strong :-) whilst watching all those sporting events . There are also the Euro cup and the Olympic games this year.
Great green lawn (good job, Walt!) and surroundings:) Bertie looks mighty regal waltzing down that grey road.ReplyDelete
What was that dish that Sue made? I'm sure you mentioned it in a previous post, but I can't tell from the photo.
Judy, glad you asked. Sue, if you or Leon read this, can you give us the recipe for the chicken with couscous, and also the chocolate dessert? Hope you are enjoying Paris.ReplyDelete
Ooh, yes, please, Sue, give us ALL the recipe for chicken with couscous. It looks wonderful!ReplyDelete
It took a few secs, but I, too, found Bertie strolling down the lane like he owned it! Your yard looks great - even if the garden isn't planted yet. Walt and you aren't procrastinators that I can tell - you put me to shame.
Mary in Oregon
Love La Tour de France, especially since I get to see it live online.ReplyDelete
Yes, please, for the recipe of chicken with couscous, although I'll substitute quinoa.ReplyDelete
Love the picture of Bertie surveying his domain, master of all he surveys.