Morning walk

“folle avoine” (wild oats) growing above one of the old dry stone walls on my walk this morning

Some views from my morning walk today.

It’s hit 30 degrees this afternoon – in the month of May!?! – so I’m glad we headed out at 9am when although it was already bright, the air ws cooler.  It’s going to be a hot one this week!

This heat has put all of nature into overdrive and the vineyards are accelerating very quickly – almost too quickly.  Moderate temperatures and cooler nights allow a slower and more steady maturation, with good acidity and flavours in the fruit and a harvest (‘les vendenges’) in September.   What you don’t want to be doing is picking two-three weeks early (here that’s August) after accelerated growth.  Let’s hope it cools down a little!

my husband's favourite flowers!
wild leek flowers
there’s a lot of wild camomille out right now