Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saturday snapshots in spring

French Village Diaries Saturday snapshots in spring
The beast ready for action
Like the bugs and the bees who are beginning to reappear after a winter tucked away, I have spent my Saturday out in the garden. 

As always on a weekend there is lots of laundry to do, once Ed has unpacked his school suitcase, and the sunny, warm weather today meant I was able to dry all three wash loads outside, which always puts a smile on my face. Tomorrow we have rain forecast, so perfect weather for tackling the ironing and keeping up to speed with the domestic chores.

Today also marked my first lawn mow of the year and as always it was a gentle, high cut as the grass really won't thank you for a severe haircut this early in the season. A high cut has many other benefits including skimming over the flowering weeds that look good, smell lovely (in the case of the violas) and are providing food for the bees, as well as being a quick job as there is not too much emptying of the grass box to do. 

There was so much to see in the garden today I couldn't help taking a few pictures.

French Village Diaries Saturday snapshots in spring
Violas whose scent fills the air

French Village Diaries Saturday snapshots in spring
Blossom alive with bees

French Village Diaries Saturday snapshots in spring
Daffodils in the potager

French Village Diaries Saturday snapshots in spring
A book and a bench in the sun
Once all my work was done I took a moment to sit in the sun, listening to the birdsong and the gentle buzzing of the bees in the blossom while I read my book. I can't wait to write my review for A Chateau for Sale by Carrie Parker as it really is quite different and very cleverly written.

French Village Diaries Saturday snapshots in spring
Homemade pizza to finish the day


My day was perfectly finished off with a homemade pizza and a glass of white wine, delicious. 

I hope you have enjoyed these snapshots from a sunny Saturday in my French village garden.