Saturday, May 26, 2012

A French Country Weekend

Just back from the market where I bought cherries (!) my favorite fruit. I've already made my wish as I add them to my list of fruits eaten for the first time this year.

So far I've had: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and now cherries. I did have a melon, but one of you pointed out that it was imported and you were absolutely correct. I wonder whether this gives me the opportunity to re-eat a melon grown in France and thus make an extra wish.

I've made the same wish on each fruit. Surely it will come true in that case don't you think?

Yesterday a friend of mine gave me three beautiful -- cut -- bearded irises in deep purple and yellow. When she saw how delighted I was she promised to give me some rhizomes in the fall.

On the outside chance, you, like moi meme, have no idea what a rhizome is, below is the definition from the Encyclopedia Britannica.

rhizome,  Iris: rhizome [Credit: John H. Gerard]in botany, horizontal, underground plant stem capable of producing the shoot and root systems of a new plant. This capability allows the parent plant to propagate vegetatively (asexually) and also enables a plant to perennate (survive an annual unfavourable season) underground. In some plants (e.g., water lilies, many ferns and forest herbs), the rhizome is the only stem of the plant. In such cases, only the leaves and flowers are readily visible.

Weather report: unspeakably gorgeous or, as the forecasters have been saying, "July in May." We truly deserve these temperatures and sunny skies after the dreadful weeks of rain, hail, chilly temperatures and gray, gray skies.


déjà pseu said...

Oh, I'm so glad you're finally getting some nice weather! Enjoy those cherries.

J. Beaudet said...

The cherries sound so yummy! I love iris flowers. We have them all over around here. I think they actually grow wild, and they come in so many different colors! Their blooms don't last long though, but my roses are blooming now and they are gorgeous! I'm taking lots of photos. Glad to hear your weather finally warmed up! Have a wonderful weekend Tish.

Mary said...

Enjoy your beautiful sunshine! :) Cherries are the most scrumptious, luscious fruits ever. Cherries and plums. Plums are lip smacking goodness too!

Tree said...

Just have to say - I j'adore your blog and read it first every day!

Kudos on your consistant and distinctive perspective, amusing and useful information, and overall kindness.

BigLittleWolf said...

The iris is strangely beautiful... as for the cérises - they look delish!

(But there's a Frenchman in my kitchen at the moment, whipping up a quickie salade niçoise and fresh fruit for dessert! Pas de cérises, mais lui - toujours plein de surprises !

Have a lovely weekend, Tish!

helen tilston said...

Hello Tish

Enjoy your fresh newly ripened fruits and now you will have me making wishes too.
The bearded iris is a beautiful combination of colours. I am sure you will have success with the rhizome transplants

Helen xx

That's Not My Age said...

Gorgeous weather here too - we're off for a bike ride - enjoy the rest of the weekend!

the upholstress said...

just found your blog....fabulous look forward to your posts

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