2011 - My second year of blogging in Brittany
I felt I would like to share some of the photographs I have taken so far this year and some from other years. I live in a beautiful part of Brittany and just love being here. It's a lovely place to photograph and enjoy being in through all the seasons and hopefully this blog will show you where I live my life.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010 - Features in my village
The weather continues to be cold and snowy here and the ground is lethally slippery with ice. I have been looking through photographs I've taken of my village during the short time I've lived here and realised just how many interesting architectural and decorative features there are here. I am particularly drawn to faded paintwork, beautiful stone and rusting ironwork.
The geraniums are an intrinsic part of the French summer - I believe they are thought to discourage flies coming in through the windows and doors with the added bonus of the colourful flowers. I have a yellow freemontededron one side of my door and a campsis on the other to lift the bare stone walls. I see that one of my neighbours has a rose here.
I really like the details like the little triangle of lace curtain in this window, and just look at those gorgeous maroon hollyhocks. I collected some of the seed from them, and if I can find the safe place I put it in, I may be able to sow it this year.
This dated stone is a lintel above a door in my longere. It must have originally come from another building somewhere because it doesn't quite fit the rest of the doorway.
This is a gate bell with a cockerel on top which I particularly like. And the rusty door furniture on the faded paint door. Everywhere I look there is something interesting which I hadn't noticed before. I think that walking around with a camera makes you concentrate on really looking.
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