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16 Jun 2010

Loire courtier Charles Sydney writes:

Chenin and Cabernet Franc started flowering in the Loire Valley last week, and now Sauvignon Blanc. You can tell how Chinon wine broker Charles Sydney feels about his beloved Loire when you see his photos of the vineyards now that everything is blooming.

Buttercups ...

Loire_buttercups

Poppies ...

Loire_poppies

Other wild flowers (with apologies to botanists) ...

Loire_wildflowers

And of course the vine:

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