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.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Euphorbias, village houses and flowers on verges

The weather has been glorious for the whole week and everything is growing fast and furiously.  Each time I've been into the local town lately, I have been struck by the beautiful euphorbias at the side of the road.  The yellow and green colours are intense and they are being visited by many, many ladybirds of the six spot variety.

As you drive out of St Nicolas through a wood, Bois de Beaucours, there is this little building.  I've no idea what it is for.  In England it might have been the lodge, at the end of the drive of a big house, but this isn't at the end of any drive.

Just a couple of photos of my new log piles and Alfie in the lane to the woods.

There is a profusion of spring flowers in the lanes of the village - the verges are covered in them - and I have taken photos of primroses, celandines and dandelions.  Followed by details of some of the village houses.

Most of the windows and door panes are coved with decorative net with large lace borders.  I used to attend bobbin lace classes years ago, before I had my children, but this is far more intricate than anything I could have produced.

After the walk round the village, past this lovely narcissus in V & M's garden I came back

into my garden and noticed the little yellow shoots of moss starting to grow on the staddlestone amongst the sempervivums.   

I sat for a while and listened to the sound of a woodpecker in my neighbour's garden, as he drilled into wood there.  I tried to see him with the binoculars, but had no luck.  It's not as warm out there today as it has been the rest of the week, but still pleasant and dry.   Some friends have been telling me that the swallows are already back. I haven't seen any in our village yet this year, but it can't be long before they arrive can it?