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, April 20, 2012
Time out in the north of Brittany
Another typical April showers day today with alternating hard rain showers and brilliant sunshine. I spent the day with a friend, who brought me some lovely yellow roses. Here are some from one side of the vase.
As I had to visit the hospital in St Brieuc for the first appointment of the afternoon, we ended up on the north coast afterwards, walking along the estuary at Plérin.
It was bright as we walked away from the car and we walked to the lighthouse and watched men digging for something, bait perhaps, while the tide was out. Soon the sky darkened and on the way back we were sheltering under an umbrella trying to keep the rain from soaking us completely as we made our way back to the parking.
I have lately been attracted to the colour purple - I can't explain why, but there were a few subjects which I was unable to pass without photographing. The tiles decorating a house were more purple than they appear to be here.
I think the flowers are perennial wallflowers, Erysimum, possibly Bowles' Mauve. I've never seen them growing in the wild or on the beach before.
The hospital appointment was interesting. My consultant asked me to drink a glass of Lait Ribot, buttermilk, each day and take antibiotics for seven days starting now and again every three months for the next year. I'm not sure I shall like buttermilk, but my friend suggested I try it in a smoothie and so I'll be getting bananas and any other interesting fruit tomorrow when I buy the buttermilk. I also came away with an appointment to see an Intestinal Consultant at Clinique St Yves in Rennes during the second week in May, so hopefully before too long my bowel problems will be sorted out.
Three things I like:
1. Visiting places with someone instead of alone.
2. Finding a late birthday card in my letterbox from a friend visiting Australia.
3. The wonderful clouds and skies that the stormy and sunny weather is producing.
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