Mother’s Day Flower Storm

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Il faut que je vous raconte ce qui s’est passé samedi : comme chaque année, un petit groupe de personnes dont Claire fait partie organise un marché aux fleurs le samedi avant la fête des mères.

I have to tell you what happened on Caturday : like every year, a small group of people, including Claire, organize a flower market on the Saturday before Mother’s Day.

The flowers are beautifully presented, and it is also an opportunity at noon to share a friendly meal with a good glass of local wine.

But this year, the market opened in the cold and under a heavy rain. The nice month of May ! Fortunately, people still braved the bad weather and started coming.

Suddenly, around 11h30, a stormy wind arose : it was so violent that the tent that housed the market began to rise, and the canvas began to tear. All those present activated : some clung to the structure of the tent to prevent it from flying while others dismantled the canvas, others sheltered the flowers and the meal.

In the end, everybody was in a little room next door. The mood quickly came back : no one was injured, and there was no damage to be deplored, except a torn tent and a few broken flowers.

The storm calmed down in the meantime, but the weather remained very uncertain all weekend.

All’s well that ends well !

24 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Flower Storm

  1. Pam

    What a frightening thing to happen on such a happy day but it seems with everyone pulling together, all was saved and the day enjoyed in spite of the weather!

    Hugs, Pam

  2. databbiesotrouttowne

    pixie; de flowerz be gorgeouz and ewe bee even mor sew…..we R glad no one getted hurt in de sudden storm N glad de event went well afturr all….soundz like a soooper grate time 🙂 ♥♥

  3. ERin the cat

    What a lovely idea, and a marvellous display of both flowers and camaraderie in the face of natures wrath.
    It looks like there will have been a lot of happy mothers the following Sunday.

  4. LP

    Mother Nature can be quite unpredictable! But luckily everyone hung in (including the flowers 🙂 and everyone enjoyed themselves and perhaps had a second glass of wine ? ;p

    the critters in the cottage xo

  5. Sherri-Ellen T-D.

    EEKKKK!! THE Spring stormss seem so strong this Spring efurrywhere! Happy Bee-lated Meowy’ss Day Miss Claire….those flowerss were lovelee! Wee like Bleedin Heart plantss BESTEST!
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma


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