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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.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday, 21 December 2010 The winter solstice - frosty plants in my garden and today's lunar eclipse

Although the snow has now melted from the trees and roofs, there is still quite a quantity on the ground.  The melted snow now leaves the ground wet for the low night time temperatures to freeze into dangerous surfaces on paths and roads. 

Today seems to have been the warmest day since all this white stuff fell, and I'm hoping the roads won't be too bad tonight for my daughter and grandson who arrive in Roscoff, from England, late tonight to spend Christmas and New Year here, and for my friend, Andy, who will be fetching them in my Land Rover.

The frost from these very cold nights does, however, make the garden leaves look quite beautiful:

This morning there was a total lunar eclipse.  The first at winter solstice for 400 years.  I was still asleep unfortunately, but Brian, out walking his dog, was lucky and did see it.  I have taken this photograph from the internet, but it didn't have a credit I could use.  The moon was a beautiful pink colour:

Beautiful enough to have got up in time had I known it was going to happen.

My friends who's border collie, Jess, died recently had a happy event yesterday.  We all drove over to a cattle farmer about 10 kilometres away and they chose a beautiful border collie puppy, now called Jasper, to bring home.  I hope to have a photograph to post later this week. 

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