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.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Grafitti, Animals and Cake

Yesterday I had to take back to the Clinic, the recorder which I wore overnight to see if I still need my oxygen extractor and breathing machine at night. Afterwards I drove around a part of Guingamp trying to find a particular shop and took these photographs.

There was house with a very thick and neatly cut hedge which stood out as I came down the hill.  The postbox was cut into the hedge itself.

This photo shows a very old, tall and long wall, with a blocked doorway now painted with grafitti - but - not knowing what it says - I though the graffiti was quite beautiful and I loved the colour.

I spotted the roof of a house with two chimneys each with a large capital letter on them - I wonder why?  The trees on this street are pollarded which is a very common way of pruning trees here in Britanny.   When they're without leaves they do look a bit strange, but I love them with or without leaves, and they're so Breton!

This morning I drove to collect a rice cooker and I was stopped for a bit while a young farmer brought her cattle across the lane, and then when I pulled into a picnic area I saw a very strange sight. 

Unbelievably, this dead badger had obviously been put in this pose and left there.  It was fairly strong smelling, but sort of fascinating.

It was bizarre, but there was no-one else in the area to talk to about it, so I just took some photos and then drove away.

It was a day for wildlife.  As I came into the last village before mine, a deer ambled across the road and there was a field covered in lapwing.  Unfortunately, as I opened my Land Rover door to get a photo the whole flock - 200 plus birds - took off and landed in a wheat field, where the plants were just too high to take a photo.

Lots of horses on my route back

and this church in St Servan with the lovely coloured dogwoods in front of it.

It was a grey day, really dull and calm, but in spite of the lack of light, I enjoyed the drive and when I got home I enjoyed this, which I bought in a boulangerie in Callac.

There things I like:

1.   Having a full log pile next to the woodburner thanks to Flick.
2.   Finding that one of the white chicks I bought last year has just laid her first egg.
3.   My neighbours coming out to round up two ducks in the lane this evening.