We have some American visitors coming over for a light lunch today. They are people we've never met but who read our blogs and who comment regularly. Luckily, it looks like it's going to be a beautiful day. Not too warm, but sunny and bright.
With all the rain and dampness we've been having, I've been noticing a lot of mushrooms in the yard and out in the vineyard. We just had a major bloom all around an old tree stump that is gradually rotting into the soil.
Earlier in the summer, we planted mint in our « vrai faux » well out back, thinking it would be hardy and would gradually fill in the whole space. Mint has that reputation, and in the well it would be confined.
Because there wasn't a lot of it yet, Walt also planted some parsley in the well for this summer. It turns out the mint hasn't done well at all, but the parsely is fantastic. It's much nicer than the parsley we planted in the vegetable garden. The leaves are large, very green, and very tasty.