After the long Winter we are beginning to see the gorgeous colours of Spring. It seemed like an endless wait for Spring this year with the cold, snow, frost and rain but here it is at last. Not all of the Spring flowers are out yet but here is just a taster of the gorgeous colours that we have in Daglan at the moment.
A magnificent variety and display of tulips in a friends garden.
Do not know the correct name of the flowers but they are gorgeous.
Our own display, these only flower in the Spring Time. We have moved them from the front of our home to the courtyard at the rear were they get more light and they love it. So many flowers this year.
Paul sitting in our garden, I wish! This particular day it was 23C, the temperature has now reduced to about 14C with a lot of rain forecast for the next few weeks.
Canoe Slalom on the River Céou is all ready for people to enjoy.
Paul and I walked along the lane by the side of the River Céou in order to see the horses at the stables.
Gorgeous blossom in the lane by the side of the Château.
Good news the water level is reducing, the not so good news is that more rain is forecast for this week. But I will stick to the good news for now. Last week the river Dordogne at La Rogue-Gageac was flooded so the road was closed. We checked it out yesterday and you can now drive through. The level of water is high but it is not now over the banks. The same goes for Castlenaud, the road through Fayrac was closed but no problem at all now.
In keeping with the good news theme the River Céou is higher than I have ever seen it before but nowhere near the top of the banks.
River Céou at Daglan.
The fast flowing river over the weir would be great for a canoeist.
It is a pity that the old mill is not operational, it would be great to harness the power of the water.
Rain rain go away.
The first craft session was held last Wednesday afternoon in Daglan. It was great fun and I am looking forward to session two. If you are interested it is every Wednesday from two untill four at the Salle des Fêtes in Daglan.
Sarlat Truffle Festival next Saturday and Sunday, if you are going try the truffle macaroons they are so delicious.
We traveled to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle this morning then on to Beynac before returning home through Vitrac Port and Cenac checking out the roads and fields. Our findings were that quite a number of fields are under water and a few roads are closed.
The D53 between St Cybranet through to Cenac is closed.
The D53 from Castelnaud la Chapelle to Les Milandes is closed.
The D703 leading from Vitrac Port to Montford is closed.
The picnic area by the banks of the Dordogne river at Castelnaud la Chapelle this morning. We have never seen the Dordogne water level so high covering all of the picnic area and the embankment.
Looking at Castlenaud from across the river. The treeline in the middle of the river is usually where the banks are.
This is where we like to picnic on the shore at Beynac. Today no land was to be seen it is completely water logged.