Vignes enneigées And let us hope in particular that the vinyards are not affected, damaging the business of family and friends - and disappointing our palates a year from now.
In our four years down here, we have had cold winters but had never seen so much snow nor such a firm winter in February.

Traces On the way to my favourite spot at the exit of the village, I realise that the snow has not discouraged two cyclists - unless the same person came and returned along this path. Cycling to the baker on a day like this requires some resolve!
The ground is not quite frozen on this dirt track, and the mud beneath the snow requires rubber boots. That makes waiting for the sun a near freezing experience for my feet, despite thick woolen socks...

The next image, with the mimosa in the foreground is taken waiting for a sun patch to move into my picture. With hardly any wind, an excruciatingly slow movement.
But in the end, the waiting was worth while, even though the sunlight is wintery timid.

Paysage de Collobrières


Paysage de Collobrières

Paysage de Collobrières

En attendant le printemps










The chairs on the terrace were clearly expecting spring rather than snow...