I love the French tradition of the potager, or the kitchen garden. With the weather warming & spring in the air, I am thinking of these vegetable gardens so prevalent in the French countryside.
This is the time of year when the soil is tilled, seeds planted & watered & gardens awaken.
I love the smell of the earth & the neat new rows of tiny lettuces, carrots, beans & tomatoes.
I worry sometimes though because the tradition of the potager is for the most part kept alive by the older generation. Not many of the younger generation, with their busy lives & many conveniences, are interested in doing the work that a garden requires.
But for now, I am enjoying daydreaming of their beauty, of springtime & new beginnings. I look forward to the time when I will be back in France to see them dotting the landscape, as I know just what treasures they are.
It won't be long now either. I have made my flight reservations & will be traveling to France at the end of May.
With these thoughts of France, the countryside & the potager, I am linking up with Paulita at An Accidental Blog & her Dreaming of France meme.