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Mimosas in flower
Mid-February and it is unseasonably warm. Despite what the calendars say, spring has arrived in the South of France. The mimosas are in full bloom, clovers with their sunny yellow flowers are flourishing, and annual nettles have made themselves known in dappled places. The young leaves and mauve blossoms of mallow make a welcome snack on a long walk and I made full use of them this morning.
The various wild lavenders are scenting the air and adding their contribution to an early spring. Lavender flowers make a delightful syrup and there are enough to make a small jar or two in the coming days.
Mallow makes a welcome snack on a long walk
Honey-scented sweet alyssum, daintiest of the scented wild flowers, lines the roads and can be seen in great numbers growing in between the neat rows of grapevines in the vineyards.
I even spotted my first poppy of the season, but it was a poor specimen indeed and didn't warrant a photo.
Seeing all this life reminds me that it is time to sow some more seeds for the warm weather to come and to prepare another bed for summer squashes.