Saturday, May 23, 2020

the Friday market reopens

It's quite the contrast to the pre-pandemic market.  Now the stands are separated by 25 feet and each has a waiting line marked on the pavement with indicators for proper distancing.  So there are fewer vendors and fewer customers.  Masks are required for all.  But this local icon of commerce and culture is back.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

too early for grapes

I'm guessing these are actually a type of mahonia that I spied a few days ago right down the street.

Friday, May 15, 2020

4 of a kind

... or maybe an outside straight.  In any case, the early morning light was on these plane trees was a winner.

Friday, May 8, 2020

75th anniversary of VE day

Seventy-five years ago today, Victory in Europe was declared by the Allies. In France, it is known as Fête de la Victoire. Recently, I spied this jeep parked on a street here in Amboise and saved it for this occasion.

Friday, May 1, 2020

What do May flowers bring?

Well, apparently spiders (for us of a certain age, the answer to this childhood riddle is "Pilgrims").