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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.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Surprise Bunny, Garden Tasks, Lunch and Plagues

The last two days have been very grey.  Yesterday it was really foggy and depressing.  Today no fog, but still grey and a cold breeze. 

In the early evening yesterday something weird happened.  I was watching television when Daisy shot past me and up the stairs with something fairly large and white in her mouth.  I went to investigate and found that she had a white fluffy bunny - unfortunately already dead.

This is clearly not a wild rabbit.  Both of my male rabbits were neutered after their first litter of two bunnies in August 2009 so it shouldn't be from my rabbits, but I've a feeling that it is.  We last cleaned out their large house two weeks ago, and as I didn't do it, I have no idea whether there was a nest within the straw that was cleared out.  In their last litter of bunnies there was one just like this, so I think perhaps the vet didn't do the job properly.  Sad.

This morning the fish pond pump which has blocked over the Autumn and Winter is  being cleaned out.  The fish look good and healthy and seem to have survived the times when my pond was iced over without a problem.

I spotted the frog I'd relocated from my kitchen to the pond, swimming around happily.

Weeding has also been underway, getting the long bed ready for some more perennials.  Here is the clean result and another photograph showing what's still to be done.

I sat down to have a rest from tying in plants and drank a mug of coffee in the sunshine which is now out and very warm.

 I had my camera and took a couple of photos of things I was looking at.

The electric post at the end of the driveway and honeysuckle buds on the stems I've woven through the wires on the top of the pergola.

I went in for my lunch - prawns in a garlic, lemon, parsley and pili pili sauce with thick slices of freshly cut bread.

As I got up from my lunch, unbelievably, another frog by my laptop table - I nearly trod on him when I got out of my chair.  This one was much smaller.  I popped him on the slate where the water runs down to the fish pond.

Could this be a plague of frogs visiting me, I wonder? What next?  Locusts?

We put up the fly nets on the doors to the garden this afternoon, as I am already getting flies coming in.  Hopefully they'll stop the locusts as well!


  1. HI: John was here, enjoyed my visit.
    Next time you are on my blog say HI.

    Have a wonderful day,

  2. I don't know how to access your blog, John. What is the web address please? Sandra

  3. Sandra: URL For Blog is
    You can also click on JWLW in my comment above.
    You also have us in your blog list.


    Have a great day,

  4. Sandra: The JWLW link in my first comment does not go to Liza and John's Garden. The on in the second and this one will work.


  5. Hello, lovely blog I clicked on here. Funny, I was looking for a wood pattern for something called a "surprise bunny" that my mom had once made and your blog popped up. I enjoyed reading your post so I signed up to follow. I see that your poor surprise bunny is not made of wood, poor fellow....but at least I found a nice lil blog to read now and again. Enjoy your spring, Cathy. My blog is at

  6. I've only just seen your comment on my blog - sorry I'm so late in replying. I'm just going over to visit your blog now. Sandra