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The Bay

It’s early morning as I slip out of the cottage door and head down the short lane alongside the garden.  There’s a faint pink glow in the sky as the sun starts to rise behind the clouds.  The tide is high in the bay and there’s almost no room to Read more…

Indian summer

“a warm, calm spell of weather occurring in autumn, especially in October and November”  [the Met office meteorological glossary] “We could be in for an Indian summer” is something I remember hearing when I was a kid.  The air still and silent in the heat of late afternoon, the smell 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 ♥