The Lot-et-Garonne is often described as the market garden of France. The Marmande tomato is a well known variety and the region grows plums, hazelnuts and walnuts. Today I had to visit the doctor and took a route that I don’t often use through the fruit orchards that abound on one side of our village. One of the things I love about driving in France is that you can see for miles ( or kilometers!). The peach trees are in bloom at the moment and as I weaved my way along huge swathes of deep pink opened up in font of me – a staggering and beautiful site. The hazel catkins are gently swaying in the breeze and are even more beautiful when you see them stretching as far as the eye can see. Next it will be the plum blossom – glorious.
What a great place to live!