After three days, it is still raining!! Nigel is very disappointed with this weather and he only has a couple of days of holiday left. All the cycle rides we had planned have been changed instead to exercise on the cycle trainer in the barn. Not a very exciting view and it does not change.
We had friends to dinner last night; we had not seen them for a while, so it was good to catch up with their news. Recipes for the meal that we had have been on previous blogs, but for anyone interested we had Topinambour Creamed Soup, followed by Cassoulet and Salad. Then the standard cheese course, followed by Chocolate Dessert Cream.
As there is nothing that newsworthy, I decided to take a quick trip around the garden with the camera, in the drizzle, to see if I could find anything worth taking pictures of - even the garden is now needing some sunshine.
I have no idea what this rose is. It was already planted in our garden in the UK when we bought the house and I took a couple of cuttings. This is the result. The perfume from it is quite incredible.
This climbing rose was already in the garden here in France, variety also unknown. It is quite a delicate pink, but it looks almost white here.
The bees are very happy with this sage, (when there is a lapse in the rain!); Again, this is sadly not a true depiction of the deep blue which it actually is.
The peonies are looking quite sad after all the rain we have had.
These are just the lower branches of the cherry tree, bending under the weight of fruit. The tree is mature and a good size, about 6 metres high and the same wide.
It is simply laden; I got quite wet picking this morning. Every time I touched a branch, I got a shower!!
The potatoes are thriving and the young leeks and chard are getting away well.
There are small courgettes already on this plant; a few days of sun and we should be picking them. These are round courgettes that are ready at about cricket ball size. In America you may call them zucchini.
This poor little chap was getting very wet on the peonies.