first blossom

7 Feb
the first blossom seen in our village this year

the first blossom seen in our village this year

It’s girly wirly fleur time on the blog.  We were out on our morning walk and in the distance I spied the first blossom for the year…

our morning walk - blossom in the distance

our morning walk – blossom in the distance

Quelle belle surprise.  It’s cold and about to snow again, friends left right and centre are ‘aol’ with colds and flu, but the sight of that beautiful pink…  I go crazy in my head with excitement when I see the first trees in flower – and this was my first for 2013.

lilas and blossom

…Took Lilas out later for a look.
Carefully pruned vines in background.

blossom 6

lilas blossom 3

I know it’s only early Feb, but it gets me thinking of all the flowers to come – and Ding! goes my head with visions of colour and splendour from last year’s pickings.

So hell yeah, let’s have a cheesy insert to follow.

A ‘Collage de Fleurs’!…

a cheesy flower collage (from last year's pickings)

…a cheesy flower collage (from last year’s pickings)

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8 Responses to “first blossom”

  1. collinedelhirondelle February 8, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    i love the collage! You are so 19th century with your flower arrangements. I wish I were inclined to take the time to make my house beautiful like you do!

    • The vigneron's wife February 12, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

      Says she who is the master of knit + purl! Quite an Austen lady yourself don’t forget!
      Glad you enjoyed the prrty collage Jen xoxo

  2. Bill McCulloch February 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    You’re very fortunate . In Scotland , a long wait till the blossom appears . I connected with your blog after we drank your “Naked” Saint Chinian . We have bought a little house in St.Chinian and are coming out to start our new (half) life there in March . Loved your wine , so may drive down for a degustation once we’ve found our feet , if you do that sort of thing ( I am a total wine illiterate). Thanks for the blog. Bill.

    • The vigneron's wife February 12, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

      Hi there Bill, and thanks a lot! I’m glad you got in touch with us – and through my favourite in Benji’s range too!
      ‘Welcome’ to France and yes, be sure to get in touch with us. It would be great to meet you here.
      a bientot!

  3. evonne casemore February 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    how exciting! Spring is on it’s way! I guess that means the cooler weather is not far off for us here in Oz.
    Glad to see/hear from your blog that you had yet another wonderful trip to the homeland….and what a hot one it was.

    Evonne xxx

    • The vigneron's wife February 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

      Hello lovely Evonne! It was great and exhausting and yes, bloody hot. We didn’t budge from SA but plan to visit Vic next time, I hope. I will definitely let you know!…
      Don’t worry, I’m sure there are a lot more warm days left for you yet. The days are longer here, but still bloody cold! Maximum of 7 degrees today.
      Take care and love to the littlies xoxoxo

  4. Pauline February 19, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    You’re not wrong Kat yesterday was 40.5C in Adelaide. Just love the blossom and look fwd to more when spring has really SPRUNG. Go well XXX PALeC

    • The vigneron's wife February 19, 2013 at 8:33 am #

      Oh I love that heat!
      Stay cool AP. I’m glad you enjoyed this blossom
      xoxo

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