Vine in spring
Reben im Frühling
Vignes en printemps
Sunday 6 May 2012
Thursday 29 March 2012
Thursday 14 April 2011
Saturday 22 May 2010
Monday 9 March 2009
By Hans-Josef Jeanrond on Monday 9 March 2009, 15:20
Six weeks after the mimosas flowering in Bormes les Mimosas, spring is
finally arriving in the valleys beyond the coast line. It came about a week
later than last year, and the blossoming is not quite as abundant this
The image above is of our mirabelle tree. It has lost a few branches in storms and seems to have produced a ton of fruit last year in order to ensure procreation. Luckily it survived both storms and over-abundant fruit production (leading to the loss of more branches), but is flowering with a lot more parsimony this year
Sunday 1 February 2009
31 January marked the end of the season for "season greetings" in France.
This extended season gives French people a lot more time than those in most
other countries to recover from celebrations before sending their New Year's
wishes. It shows we have a different sense of time. (I say "we" since I have
adapted a long time ago. Having to be exactly on time has become a
So it is time, even in France, to follow the greetings-entry of this blog with a new posting.
Even though we have already had a glimpse of spring last Sunday (25 January)
seeing the mimosas blossom in Bormes les Mimosas, let us first come back to the
spot that figured on the greeting card in the last posting.