The cowslips are well and truly out in the Touraine du Sud. These were photographed last Friday in Niall and Antoinette's lawn. They've been out for several weeks, as have grape hyacinths, and our hyacinths are out too. The orangey red cowslip in the photo below is quite a common mutation. I've seen it in the wild in several places locally.
Last year's cowslip photo was taken a few days prior to this year's, but it's obvious the flowers this year have been out for longer before we got to them. This is the tenth year we have posted a photo of cowslips in flower.