|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.
|Violas whose scent fills the air|
|Blossom alive with bees|
|Daffodils in the potager|
|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.
|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.