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Muscovy Duck
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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.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Down in the woods and flowers in the village

This photo was taken this morning in my garden, where the wisteria is coming into flower on the wall of the gym.  There are so many flowers blooming now and here are a few of the ones in my garden, my neighbour's garden and the lanes in the village.  The blackthorn tiny little white flowers are particularly pretty and, from a distance, all the hedgerows around here look as if they've been dusted with snow.  I love the yellow of the forsythia too.

Dandelions are growing profusely everywhere and the rabbits get a good handful every morning and to encourage them into their house at night.  The seedheads are lovely too.

This deadnettle is on my field entrance and the horse chestnut bud is in the lane.

The primroses and the muscari are in a neighbour's garden and the foggy view is of the field at the back of the same garden.

Pussywillow in the lane and Snowflake in a neighbour's garden.

From the end of my garden I can walk down into this wood - well I can now I've lost weight - I have been here for six years this month and this was the first time I have managed the sloping paths - and it was well worth it!   When you're down in the woods there is no-one else there and nothing except birdsong and the sound of the stream and little waterfalls.  It's as if you are the only person in the world.  

I found a very intricate piece of wood which is now sitting on one of my windowsills.  It has an amost perfect circle formed by a small branch.  The picture should be 90 degrees to the right, but for some reason it won't upload that way.

The last photo is of a friend's neighbour about two miles away whose cat travels on his tractor with him.  Because the cat kept slipping off the paintwork, he has attached a cardboard box for Caramel to sit safely inside.

Three things I like:

1.   The incredible summer temperature weather we have been having recently.
2.   Seeing the wisteria blossom starting to open - the colour is wonderful.
3.   Collecting three blue eggs this week from my Cream Legbars.


  1. Beautiful flowers... love the misty view with the horse...and the tractor riding cat is AWESOME! Your rabbits don't dig their way out of their enclosure? Love to see the rest of their home area, very curious! Are they all boys or girls? They get along o.k. it seems? My, my lots of questions! Thanks for sharing your scenes of Brittany! :)))))

  2. Beautiful photos Brittanygirl - you've got a great eye for composition. Vote of thanks from me in Oxfordshire! What camera do you use? Tripod or hand held? Manual or digial, special lenses or as they come? I'd love to be as good as you!!! I always feel better for seeing your photos, do keep it up :) Thanks, Kat

  3. Hello Melody Thanks! The rabbits did dig out but we've now put chicken deep down beside the walls. I'll try to remember to post a photo of their area. Boris is the Dad (black), Ruby is the Mum (gingery) and Bert is their son (grey/white). There was a daughter, Rosy, but she disappeared - fox probably - last year. They all get on well and groom each other - it's very sweet! Sandra

    Hello Kat Thank for the compliments! I have three compacts the same all SX210IS - I keep one in each car and one in my fleece pocket. No tripod. I also have a Canon DSLR with telephoto and wide angle lens, but it's too much hassle and I haven't used it for 4-5 months now. I've been to see your blog and left a comment. Sandra