24 April 2014

Grape flowers already

Just a couple of vineyard photos today. There's nothing very exciting going on around here.

Out in the vineyard, the vines are starting to produce flowers. I'm not sure if this is early, but it seems early to me. The weather has been very mild for months now — since early December — and it's been warm for about a month already.

I took these photos yesterday morning. The weather was obviously nice, and the light was pretty. Today it's foggy outside. I think we're going into a rainy period. I've been back in Saint-Aignan for a week now, and I'm just starting to feel like doing some work in the yard and the garden. In about three weeks, it will be time to start planting tomatoes, eggplants, and other summer crops.


  1. Those flowers on the grape vines are exciting! I wonder if you will have a canicule this summer? Our weather is still colder than usual and our huge fig tree was killed by our winter. So it goes. The mystery of weather.

    1. Evelyn, your fig tree may not be dead. I had one in Arlington that froze to the ground and it came back from the roots. It is still very much alive.

  2. I hope ours makes a comeback, too! Thanks for your optimism, chm!

  3. I hope all goes well for your fig tree, Evelyn!

  4. Two or three years ago we had a very hard freeze and I thought our little fig tree had been killed. It came back from the roots after a few weeks and now it looks fine.

  5. Je n'avais jamais vu de vigne en fleur... ;-)
    Evelyn, j'espère que ton figuier va "repartir"...
    Bises à vous


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