Panier of Plenty

Montignac-Charente

A visit to stay with Australian friends in a village just north of Angouleme (north of Bordeaux, around seven hours drive on the autoroute) was rewarded with the magical sight of ‘the first signs of emergence’ as spring bulbs pushed their way through the frosty ground.

Here in the south, blossoming trees line the roads and much of the mimosa has finished blooming. Heading north was like entering another time zone where everything had slowed, revealing a gradual progression of new life, budding and taking hold.

Crocus, Montignac-Charente

Crocus, Montignac-Charente

Daffodil lawns

Daffodil lawns

Hyacinths unfurling

Hyacinths unfurling

Angouleme boutique

Angouleme boutique

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This entry was published on March 11, 2015 at 10:49 pm. It’s filed under Adventure, Antipodean, Climate Change, Country Life, Country Living, Creative, Culture and Arts, Environment, Europe, Ex Advertising Creative, Expat, France, French Culture, Garden, Holiday, Leisure, Life, Lifestyle, Living in France, Nature, New Zealander in France, Photography, Seasons, Thoughts, Travel, Vacance and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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