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Now what?

Our wonderful housesit in 110 acres of rolling French countryside has become a 26 square metre apartment on the ground floor of a busy Bordeaux street.  The earplugs are back in use and the rent per month is just under what we paid in bills for a whole year in Read more…

Hello autumn my old friend

It’s that time of year again in the northern hemisphere and I’m excited to be getting out and about with my camera to catch the changing seasons. What seasonal changes are happening where you are?  I’d love you to leave me a comment and let me know ♥

Fields are full of corn

Feels like summer

It’s thirty-three degrees outside.  Baking hot, dry and still.  Even the snakes and lizards who normally love to laze in the sun have run for cover.  Lying in the shade of the tall trees, reading my book, watching the butterflies flutter by and the moorhen chicks nervously explore the edges Read more…

The night owl

The owl came to me the other night.  And I don’t mean in a dream.  Literally.  Woken from restless sleep by the sound of talons skittering across wooden floorboards, the owl landed unceremoniously on the bathroom floor after flying through the open window.  It was so hot, the air so Read more…

Bordeaux in pictures

We visited the city of Bordeaux this weekend and fell in love with the place.  Grand buildings, interesting architecture, elegant wine bars, plentiful cafés, restaurants, shops, the impressive River Garonne, and of course lots of opportunity to discover the local wine.  Here’s a little photoblog so you can see for Read more…

Hawthorn blossom smells just like spring

Feels like spring

The woodpecker is knocking, bluetits are nesting, blackbirds are singing, the frogs are croaking out across the pond, and I’ve been gardening.  Certainly feels like spring around here…… Happy springtime everyone ♥

The little bat covered in cobwebs, roosting among the rafters

The little bat

It was one of those lazy Saturday morning lie-ins.  The sun was streaming through the open windows and the first birds of spring were calling to one another.  I was just about to pour another cup of tea when the little bat flew in through the window.  It gracefully fluttered Read more…

Caught this image of a happy little hoverfly today on an early dandelion

Dandelion days

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ― Pablo Neruda It was a lovely 15 degrees today with wind blowing in from the south.  Felt almost like spring! What’s it like where you are?  Is spring on the way? Save Save