Wild flowers in the Loire
One of the things we love about late May and early June is the cornucopia of wild flowers which appear alongside the ancient stone walls and in fields and spare ground framed by vineyards and fields of hay. This year, because of the worst spring weather in living memory, many of the late flowering plants have actually come into their resplendant best at the same time as later flowering species making a superb display.
I suppose that the inevitable consequence of living in the same place for many years is the fact that you become rather blasé and forget why you decided to live here in the first place. Driving around the village of Le Puy Notre Dame and it’s hamlets, has certainly reminded me how pretty the area can be. Just getting off the main roads and driving, walking or cycling, (we even provide the bikes) down little used lanes winding between the vineyards is an activity which I would recommend to all our guests.