La vie en roses
One of the chances we had during these various lockdowns was to be able to walk freely in nature, in Auvergne as in the Bois de Boulogne which, unlike many parks, always remained open. On the other hand, it has been a pleasure to find this month of June the Bagatelle park, near Paris, with its infinite wealth of trees and plants, starting with its sumptuous rose garden; the morning of our visit, a woman dressed in a long Hispanic dress was dancing in the alleys like an apparition.
Summer is really having a hard time settling in; yesterday, June 30, the weather was quite nice for November 11. This summer, with the spring frosts, we will have far fewer myrobolan plums and wild cherries than last year, remember? But given the rain that has fallen, we have good hopes for the blackberries.
We are finishing the proofreading for our book on New Zealand, which will be published this fall by Gallimard. To make you patient, one or two beautiful pictures of this wonderful country for the moment inaccessible.