Here is what I've been missing for the last twenty days as I sat at my desk trying to spread the word about my book: Lo and behold, I practically missed the month of May!
Today I emerged, puffy-eyed, groggy, and my rear-end molded to an unappealing desk chair-like shape, to see this:
The flowers in front are "Echium fastuosum" or Pride of Madeira, but I call them Proud of my Derièra. (a private joke between me and myself, you really don't have to laugh.)
3 waterlilies blooming at once is my record.
My idea in Provence since I can't have the real thing.
Oh, and if you've read this far then you might still have the patience to read some really great reviews for Hidden in Paris.