Amanda on March 1st, 2007


With a breathtaking suddenness, spring has arrived in the lovely Quercy. Willows drip slender green leaves, almonds turn their pale pink faces to the new sunlight and the hedgerows are lit with blackthorn. In the valleys all the rivers and streams are swollen with rain and melt-water, the Lot is in flood, lakes and ponds are brimming and we’re braced and ready for the droughts of summer.
Meanwhile, down in the markets, the jonquille sellers have arrived, little old ladies, their faces creased by the years, their hunched shoulders huddled deep into shawls.
Deux euros,” they cry, holding out a bunch of tiny wild daffodils, “trois pour cinq.” Read More »

Sunny Springtime in the Quercy from French Life