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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, May 10, 2011

Flowers and growing chicks

The incredibly warm weather has really brought on the flowers in the garden and in the countryside.   The red hot pokers, I only bought a few weeks ago and it's lovely to see them in the border.

I have delphiniums just outside my sitting room window and like the budded stem below after a shower of rain.

The two clematis both grow up the same leg of my pergola.  The red one is Westenplatt which I planted last year.  I love the deep red of it.

The chicken and chicks are still in their little run in the rabbit park.  They are growing fast and now have the beginnings of their proper plumage.

In the lane outside my house there are baby horse chestnuts on the tree and my neighbours wonderful irises, which grow in the verges around their house.

On the way to bowls this morning the steam was coming off the fields as the day warmed up after a damp night.  My team won the game this morning, but it was a very close thing which always makes for a good time.

On the way home, I parked the car to have a closer look at the river weed which is in flower at the moment and looks amazing.

There were groups of wild white Marguerites along the banks and verges and I love the yellow centre with its swirls and patterns.  There were lots of insects on the blooms, but I'm not sure what they are.

And, last of all for today was a lovely patch of poppies in one of the fields I passed on the way back into St Nicolas du Pelem.  They're such ephemeral flowers and so lovely.


  1. Amazing. Beautiful pictures. We are growing the same flowers in our gardens. Mine are about a month away. I'll savor yours.

  2. Thanks,Ann. It's nice that we're growing the same things when we're so far apart. It's the unusually hot weather during April which has brought the garden on so quickly. I have spent part of this morning planting up blue glazed pots with geraniums and petunias. It's another hot day here so have had to water them all really well.

  3. I must say you made me happy with all those colorful photos, especially the Marguerites. I haven't seen them for a long time.

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