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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.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Sunny Day, Pink Blossom, a Pink Insect and Blue Things

It’s been such a beautiful day today – really sunny and warm and, after a roast chicken lunch, I actually fell asleep in a recliner on the terrace and woke up over an hour later with a sun red face.

I took several photographs this morning. The first is of the very pretty flowering currant blossom at the end of my drive in the abandoned neighbouring garden.

I also took photos of some of my blue vases and other blue things. Blue is such a special colour. I think it is also one of the few colours for clothing that suits everyone in all it’s different shades.   This ginger jar belonged to my mother and it's one of a pair.

This is one of a pair of cockerel trivets which I used to use in my Cornish Bed and Breakfast.

This was a little robin blue breast jug that my middle son, Oliver, gave me for Christmas one year.  It's very precious to me.

I really like ceramic balls.  I had some in my garden in Cornwall which were quite large, but have no idea where they've got to.  I just have a couple of small ones now, which live in my dresser shelves, along with dried poppy heads and Japanese lantern seedheads.

I'm not entirely sure what this piece of china was.  I remember buying it at a car boot sale and it still had a brown card label on it then, but I don't remember whether it was supposed to have a function or just be beautiful.

This is the back door of my neighbour's abandoned house.  It's beginning to look like a scene from Sleeping Beauty with all the brambles growing across the entrance.

And this is another neighbour's west facing gite window.  They used to live in this little gite before they finished renovating their large house.

My next door neighbour has these blue railing all around his back garden and I like the intricacy of the wrought iron.

As I was coming back from taking these pictures, I stopped to photograph some moss and right in the middle of the patch was this little pink insect.  I've no idea what it was but it was very small, about a quarter to an eighth of an inch (1-2mm) long.  So having started with pink, I'll end with pink too.   You might have to increase your zoom to 150% to see it!


  1. It's been a lovely sunny day here too. No sun burn though!

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  2. Went to the Boston Flower Show today. Came back to enjoy your Post and relax a little.

    Have a graeat day,

  3. Have to stop using Google

  4. Hello Sue

    Thanks for your help with the change of layout etc. I am a bit of a technophobe and always need help with things computerwise. I haven't tried posting a large photo yet, but may soon! I have changed the background colour, which is taking some getting used to! Thanks again. Sandra

  5. Hello John
    I hope you enjoyed the Flower Show. Are you going to post any photos from it?

  6. Sandra, I did post some photos of the Boston Flower Show.