early spring in Dordogne
By audave2505, Feb 14 2020 05:00AM
It has been an exceptionally mild winter here. By contrast the last few days we have had frosts which must have doubled the number for the winter! However by the afternoon with sunshine, the temperatures are reaching 15°C and above. This photo of our "lawn" was taken at the end of January and shows a spread of blue Persian Speedwell (a kind of southern Germander Speedwell) amongst a few Common Daisies.
On a recent visit to La Roque-Gageac upstream along the Dordogne valley I found a lemon tree under the cliffs fruiting well. It appears to be kept permanently outside and so benefits from the sub-Mediterranean microclimate of this pretty riverside village.
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