Rotting fruit beneath a nearby Pear tree.
Absolutely nothing beneath this Walnut tree.
The effects of our late Spring frost are now being felt throughout. We have no walnuts, and very few grapes.
Normally this Walnut tree (above) would be dropping nuts by the hundreds, and as no-one gathers them there would usually be a considerable mess of crushed nuts and shells covering the road. This year the road is clear and clean.
Last Saturday I asked my Vigneron what, if any, his harvest would be, and he reckons he will produce about 35% of his usual amount.
Such is life. One never knows what's around the corner; especially in the countryside.