24 June 2021

Grape buds and flowers

This is where the grapes were in their development a week ago. I need to get out and take some more photos to see if they look different now. In pictures #4, #6, and #8 you can see the tiny white flowers emerging from the buds. The weather has been downright chilly, especially early in the morning. I was surprised the boiler didn't come on this morning — that's how cold it was when I got up about an hour ago.


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Evelyn and her friend Esta should be arriving at CDG airport in 6 or 8 hours. I'm going to be really curious to know what the anti-Covid19 measures are like at a big airport right now. And I'm going to be curious to see whether we will actually be allowed to eat inside in restaurants. Unless the weather improves quickly, sitting outdoors on café and restaurant terraces might not be an option. We've been having a lot of rain, though it didn't rain much yesterday except before noon and it's not raining this morning. Weeds are rapidly taking over the vegetable garden, but the ground is too soft and muddy to be worked.


  1. I'll also be interested to hear what the measures were at the airport. New ground for most of us, and in a state of flux.

  2. This kind of formatting is great for close-ups. As I said yesterday, I like it.

  3. E&E, have a nice, safe and uneventful trip.

  4. It’s good to see the beginning of this year’s grape season. Hoping for good weather for your chateau visits.

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    1. Let me send you an e-mail about the HTML coding. I'm going to be pretty busy over the next few days.

  6. Weather forecasts are not good. They are predicting a lot of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, which are the two days we plan to spend sightseeing. I hope they're wrong.

    1. I'm going to keep my fingers, toes included, all crossed!

  7. Right, chm: All fingers crossed, thinking positively!

  8. We had a great flight with masks on. Through customs easily in green line. The agent didn’t ask for our vaccine cards!


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