Our French Life - Printemps, où es-tu
Today is the 8th April and it is officially Spring but it feels more like an autumn day, it was raining first thing here in St Aignan Sur Roe but now the sun shines in between the dark clouds that threaten to wet my washing, through the window all looks well as the sun shines but step outside and you instantly feel the chilly wind.
These pictures are showing our village in both directions from our front door, you can see that the sun is shining but the storm clouds are gathering as if someone somewhere has turned on the angry button.
The local farmers are struggling since all the rain last month, the fields are still very boggy and it is impossible to get a tractor onto them, one farmer has a JCB digging trenches and he seems to be laying pipes for drainage, a lot of them lost their corn crops last year due to it being to soggy. I really feel for them.
I bought a clematis a couple of weeks ago but it has been too cold to put it out so far, trouble is it is growing so quickly indoors I might have to chance it outside as we will be away from Friday for two weeks.
It was just up to the label when I bought it now it is at least a foot higher.
The birds are making a lot of noise outside - they live in next doors big hedge, the sparrow hawk thinks it is his own personal restaurant and sits on our washing line waiting for one to come out and I am sorry to say he has managed to get a couple of them, I haven't been quick enough to get a photo yet.
They are stealing all my ornamental grasses to build their nests so the cold weather won't stop reproduction.
Well we live in hope that there will be a Summer this year. c'est la vie