It has all been devoured now, but we did succeed in making it last three days. The strawberries are a hybrid called mariguettes, according to the man who grows and sells them. That's a cross between the better-known gariguette strawberries and the variety called mara des bois. They were grown over in the Sologne, in what they call tunnels — plastic covered frames that protect the berries from hot sun (ha ha ha, this year) and heavy rain.
The Cher river near its crest at Saint-Aignan a couple of days ago.
By the way, the sun did come out yesterday shortly before noon, for the first time in I don't know when. The flood waters all around us are only gradually receding, I hear, but I haven't been back out to see. They also say some of the smaller rivers south of Paris, notably the Essonne, are still rising today.