Muscovy Duck

Muscovy Duck
Roosting on the gate

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.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday, 1 February 2010 - Snow has come to the village again

It started snowing yesterday late afternoon/early evening and although we only had about 1-2 centimetres, it froze overnight and looks more somehow.  

The bluetits were after golden sultanas, bread, bacon fat and cat food which I'd sprinkled on top of the snow on the birdtable.

                                                                From my west window

Great tit has landed                 

Oaktree in the early morning sunlight

Blackbird in the late afternoon sun                         


  1. Welcome to Blotanical! Lovely photographs of your feathered friends (I love the ice shot too). I remember in England that some cold mornings it was a race to bring the milk bottles in off the doorstep, as the bluetits figured out how to break through the foil bottle tops, and steal the cream! I live in California now, and do miss them, and the English robins. Look forward to following your blog!

  2. Wow do you have some beautiful birds there! What great pictures. The Robins there are so different from the American Robins we see.

  3. Hello, I found your blog on Blotanical. I think your photographs are wonderful, and the ice patterns on the window image is stunning! Do you know about the monthly photo contest at Gardening Gone Wild? (Here's the link: I honestly think if your ice patterns on the window had been entered for the January theme of "Winter's Beauty," it might have been the winner.
    By the way, I was unable to get to your blog posts from Blotanical because you need to update to a Feedburner feed. You'll probably get more readers if you log back in to your "plot" at Blotanical and click on the link to fix that.
    I'm looking forward to reading/seeing more of your adventures gardening in Brittany. -Jean

  4. Amazing how different one end of Brittany is to another - we didn't get any snow at all but it's still cold... love the photos by the way and hope that we perhaps get a bit more here before the winter is out - looks as if there's a possibility next week! How're the hens and geese? Take care Miranda

  5. Thank you all so much for the lovely comments. I will try and do as suggested and
    activate a Feedburner feed - whatever that is! I'm not very good with computers - these posts take me forever!

    Thanks again.

  6. Brittanygirl, I don't actually know what a Feedburner feed is either :-), I just know that it's the way to solve your problem with having your posts show up on Blotanical. If you log on to Blotanical and click on the "My blogs" tab on your "plot," you'll see a hotlink for "Feedburner." I think if you just click on this, the problem might take care of itself.
    Recently, there was quite a bit of discussion among bloggers on Blotanical about the difficulties with using the blog hosting site editors, and particularly the new one at Blogspot. I've posted an introduction to some user-friendly free blogging software called Windows Live Writer. IF you are using a Windows-based operating system (not a MAC) and especially if you are already familiar with using Microsoft Word, this might make it much easier for you to prepare posts. Here's the link to my post on this:
    By the way, when you visited my blog today, you may have noticed that I've listed your blog on my sidebar as one of my "Garden blogs of the month." The idea of this is to call my readers' attention to some good new garden blogs. I'll be doing a post in the next couple days introducing my "blogs of the month" for February. I'll let you know when this happens.
    Best regards, -Jean

  7. Thanks, Jean for the info and for listing my blog. Miranda Bell, who posted above you, has been brilliant in helping me to post properly. She, yesterday, did the feedburner thing for me. I read a lot of your blogs yesterday evening and was fascinated by the detail you go into. You certainly keep busy. Yours Brittany Girl