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.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Lane and the Fungi on the Verges

Another lovely sunshine day today.  Fourteen degrees celsius when I was at the supermarket.  As I drove back home I decided to park in the animal field entrance and wander along the lane taking photos of fungi and anything else interesting.  I couldn't believe how many different types they were. 

Unfortunately, I have no idea what they are.  I'd never trust myself to identify anything sufficiently well to eat it.  Here, in France, you can take your fungi treasures to the Pharmacy and they will identify them for you and tell you which are definitely not safe, safe or good to eat.

This is the view through the gateway across the road from the corner of my field.  Luckily the big black cloud was not coming my way.

Back to the fungi again - I am just amazed at the huge selection out there.

These are mixed in with acorns and their cups.

This one's lying amongst sweet chestnut casings.

It seems a funny time of year to see dandelion seedheads, but there were several in the grassy verges.

These apples are a very small snapshot of the huge quantity lying in the orchard next to my animal field.  It is very overgrown in there and no-one harvests the apples so, sadly, they just fall to the floor and rot.

This last photo is of a group of fungi just inside the entrance to my field, by the compost bins.  They're quite large, the ivy leaves act as a comparison.


This morning it's drizzly and grey, although certainly not cold.  Not the sort of weather to be out and about in, but I am having to go out to a meeting this afternoon.  I hope it's worthwhile.

Three things I like:

1.   Not waking up too early.
2.   Finding something I've been looking for at last.
3.   Smiling.


  1. The variety of fungi is quite amazing. They are very interesting and it must be fun to go in search of them. Oh, I love your rooster. We have 11 hens, but no rooster.

  2. I'm lucky, because the field is at least 100 metres from the nearest house I can have cockerels without them annoying residents in the morning. One of villagers already had cockerels nearer than mine, so I knew I'd be ok.