We're coming up on the few days that are known in France as « les saints de glace » — "the ice saints' days." In Catholic tradition, every day of the year is dedicated to a saint. The "ice saints" — Saint Mamert, Saint Pancras, and Saint Servatius — are celebrated on May 11, 12, and 13. According to popular wisdom, those are the last days on which there is a danger of frost.
So in about a week we can start setting plants out in the vegetable garden. That's if it doesn't start raining too much. I have to till the soil in the garden plot one more time this week. Tomato and other seedlings are doing very well in the greenhouse.
Meanwhile, there are flowers all around. Irises, for example, are blooming.
And little bell flowers (campanules), which are also perennials here. It has now rained enough that everything is very green, with these splashes of color.