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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Photos from last Sunday afternoon's drive and back at home

It was such beautiful weather on Sunday afternoon that I took 2-3 hours driving back from seeing a friend in hospital instead of the hour it could have taken.  These photographs were taken on the way back home and in my village too. 

As I tried to leave the village after sorting out the goats, chickens and ducks, there was a coach unloading school children.  There are often coaches which bring visiting children to the village to see the very old buildings here.

This photo sneaked in.  It is of bargains I got from the supermarket early on Saturday morning.  1.4kg of tomatoes for €1 and 580g of chestnut mushrooms for the same amount.  The cauliflower was also really good value and tasted wonderful with a homemade Cheddar cheese sauce and crispy bacon rashers.

These lovely daffodils were in St Caradec.  There's always a wonderful show there each year along the verges on the outskirts of the village.

These are catkins on hazel trees outside St Gilles Vieux Marché and a superb waterfall tumbling down into a small stream.

A butcher's shop frontage - but I can't remember where.  The paintings on the sides of the windows are quite detailed.

This is a huge tree in the cemetery at St Mayeux.  The trunk has an amazing texture.
The church photo was taken in St Caradec where the daffodils were.

I am not a religious person at all, but couldn't resist the statue outside Bothoa church against the blue sky.

Lovely clouds in the sky on Sunday afternoon.  This is a field which had the most amazing colour, not sure whether it's caused by a chemical or what.

An interesting tree with accompanying cows

and finally, an unknown creature which was on my terrace being terrorised by the cats.  I rescued it and placed it on the hot stones making up the wall of the pond.

Three things I like:

1.   Finding my solitaire engagement ring fits the correct finger after 20+ years.
2.   Driving in the sunshine with the hood down - it always takes me back to my youth.
3.   Wishing 4 friends Happy Birthday today and it's my neighbour's grandson's birthday too.