May is one of those complicated months in France, it is full of ponts or bridges. A bridge is applied when a holiday falls on a Monday or a Friday for example, which equals a long weekend. For many however, a Thursday or a Tuesday is even better. You can see why.
Of course those extra special ponts require an extra special job, but almost everyone we know takes at least one of the two day bridges, which equal a four day weekend.
Today is Ascension and the next bridge will be Monday, May 16, Pentecôte.
Last year there were four ponts in May so you can see that sometimes the calendar can be more exciting.
I bring this up not only as a cultural observation, but also because today is absolutely glorious. We had our first lunch in our gazebo. (When I get it properly arranged — wood oiled, canvas seats changed, etc. — I’ll show it to you.)
Because it is so lovely today, I thought I would show you a few pictures from our garden.
You can see that our grass is not golf course perfect, because there is so much of it, but rather what the French call “gazon de prarie” which is hardy, but not always a perfect carpet.