Friday, April 10, 2015

The first Sign of Summer in Provence

It has been real sunny for last last two weeks here in our corner of Provence but since the Mistral has been very busy too, we still have the central heating on and cannot plant all those beautiful little tomato, eggplant or zucchini plants you find in the markets now.
But today I spotted the very first sign of summer to come! What from afar looks like just another tree still dreaming the last dreams of its wintery sleep -

sprouts, if you look closely, the tiniest, very first baby figs!

It is the sign that summer lurks around the corner. I can't wait for these little beauties to grown into juicy, fat and fragrant fruits that we eat fresh from the tree, cook jam from or transform into sweet or savoury tarts. Maybe I will be courageous and plant my tomatoes this weekend....


  1. i hope your winds calm down soon! i sure hope i get figs this year.

  2. Time for your Spring to arrive. Bless the little fig tree.

  3. How lovely that such sure signs of spring are being observed in the Northern Vaucluse. We will be back in early May for a few weeks and hope we find some nice weather to enjoy. Hope you and Robert are well. We hope to see you soon.

  4. It's always thrilling to see those first signs of spring. Keep the sunny weather coming please - we'll be in Paris in a week and a half! Can't wait!