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, May 28, 2011

My May Garden

The delphiniums stand in purple spires with blooms on every side

Honey bees are buzzing around collecting nectar as they hide

The honeysuckle's perfume is caught on the smallest breeze

And creamy florets are lit with sunshine on all the elder trees.

The holly bears it berries although cream and not yet scarlet red

And the clematis carries flowers from its feet up to its head

Individual roses clothe their thorny bushes in great profusion

And perennials fill the flower beds in weed-hiding confusion.

The poppy buds hang heavily on their tall stems in the border

And campanula and marigolds spread causing riot and disorder

The self-seeded foxgloves are ringing with their purple bells

And pots overflowing with annuals are casting their own spells.

The fennel in the herb bed has reached the log shed roof

Was all that seed sowing worth it? well here you have the proof

The parsley and the basil, the coriander and the sage

Will flavour meals throughout the coming year, a culinary wage.

I love my Brittany garden, with pond and blue ceramic pots

My terrace and the rabbit park, the sheltered sitting spots

The well-trimmed hedge, the old stone walls, everything's just right

It all looks good, especially when it's lit by sunshine's warming light.


28 May 2011

Ⓒ Sandra E Chubb


  1. absolutely love this poem, it captures everything :)

  2. Thank you - that's very sweet of you.