Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Chicorée sauvage

I probably post at least one photo of these every year. They're wild chicory, and this is the time of year when they are in full bloom, adding some nice color to the margins of the vineyard parcels out back.

Chicorée sauvage in the vineyard.

On Tuesday afternoon, the skies darkened and the thunder clapped and we had a downpour that lasted maybe fifteen minutes or so. The humidity was high (for us) and it got worse after the rain fell, even though the temperature dropped significantly. But the sun came back out for a few hours and it got hot again and very muggy. This morning our deck thermometer reads 21ºC (about 70ºF) with 88% humidity. And it's predicted to get hot again today. Yuck.


  1. Oh, so sorry about the weather. But at least there's that beautiful (savage) chicory.

  2. I love those bachelor's buttons!

  3. What a pretty shade of blue. I hope you get some relief from the heat soon.

  4. Salmon on the grill...perfect lunch for a hot summer day.

  5. So sorry for your trying weather! I love wild chicory and have always been sad that it doesn't last at all in a vase of water.

  6. Thanks for that "shot of blue". Blue is a cool color on the color spectrum and we all can use any type of "cool" there is. Last night was hot for me, too, but 88% humidity would have meant a very long shower I think.

  7. mitch, things might be getting a little cooler now. Phew!

    evelyn, :)

    bettyann, me too!

    judy, n'est-ce-pas !

    sheila, it turned out really nice.

    thickethouse, we'll get through it. :)

    mary, it's rarely so humid when it's hot here, so we're not used to it.


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