I’ve been in France for a fortnight and the flowers were lovely. They’ve had a very hot spell in the south and the flower that has flourished is Chicory. The pretty blue flowers open and close at exactly the same time every day and it is the long tap root of this plant that can be roasted and turned into coffee (or that is the idea – whether it tastes of coffee at all is another matter)
Many of the other flowers seemed to be pink – and here are a few from my sketchbook:
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