monday verse: the cherry trees

The cherry trees bend over and are shedding, On the road where all that passed are dead, Their petals, strewing the grass as for a wedding This early May morn when there is none to wed. The Cherry Trees by Edward Thomas I love it when blossom is blown from trees, and swirls through the … Continue reading monday verse: the cherry trees

weekly photo challenge: seasons

February is often the coldest and snowiest month for us, so this year has been has been a bit of a surprise. We've had cold, wet days, some frosts overnight, and a few wintry showers, but we have also had a lot of sunshine, and one day when the temperature hit 20 degrees centigrade. It's … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: seasons

spring creations

Spring came early to our part of France this year, with warm sunny days from February onwards. It’s a real contrast to last year, which was cold and wet. We had snow in April, and a vicious hailstorm in May which shredded the young leaves on many of our plants. We’re obviously not out of … Continue reading spring creations

spring has (nearly) sprung

I've been getting very carried away with the arrival of spring, a little precipitously as it turns out, because we've had both hail and sleet over the past 24 hours. However, we've had sunshine in between, and some very warm days before that. The forsythia is just about to break into flower, the trees are … Continue reading spring has (nearly) sprung