Springtime in Touraine – Wisteria, asparagus and strawberries!
After a dreadfully monochromatic winter, Spring seems to really have arrived here in the Loire valley. The weather hasn’t been good every day, but we’re getting enough sun to up our vitamin d levels and our moods have approved accordingly. This past weekend was a long one – anyone who’s spent time in France will know that May is the quintessentially French month – many holidays keep people home from work and making and eating really good food keeps you occupied during that time.
This May 1, I made another attempt to paint wisteria – the white one this time :
Meanwhile, Michel roasted some green asparagus (the norm here being white asparagus) that we’d bought on the market, along with the first local strawberries :
This being France, you can’t forget the wine,
And local strawberries for dessert
Finish with coffee (and a cigar) under the wisteria
And a concert?
A couple more shots of the garden :
And now, the weekend’s over and I have a translation due…… Oh well – we’re looking at another long weekend for May 8. In May, you’ve got to love France…