I last visited the Touraine Marsh on a frigid and icy winter day in December 2021.
It was quite different today in early summer.
Sumer is icumen in
Lhude sing cuccu
and bloweþ med
and springþ þe wde nu
Summer[a] has arrived,
Loudly sing, cuckoo!
The seed is growing
And the meadow is blooming,
And the wood is coming into leaf now,
Sing, cuckoo! – mid-13th century