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, May 20, 2012

Animals and a Beautiful Iris

The first photo is of Daisy and Alfie on the windowsill.  They love this position, which takes them away from the extreme heat of the woodburner but they have the warmth of the fleece that they lie on in the sun, and if they turn round they can watch the small feathered fliers on the bird table.

The next is of Purrdy mid yawn.

My neighbours have the most wonderful iris which flower on the verge around their garden wall.  The colour of this photo isn't absolutely true; it actually has more red in the real flower.  This is the first one out and when they are all flowering it is really something.

The Cream Legbars, the ones who lay blue eggs, are becoming much less shy now and I can begin to approach them without them skidaddling across the run.

Here are Betsy and Basil cuddled up together, sunbathing on the old pig shed corrugated roof.  It really retains the heat this metal roof and they spend a good part of every day lying here.

I have several new fish and this peculiar example is one of them.  The toad tadpoles are following very  closely. It's a very strange fish and I have no idea what is. 

It came from the garden of people who had moved in to a house with a pond they didn't want, so they knew nothing of the fish.
This is one of my favourite places to sit and read, particularly from about 17.00 hrs when the sun is beating down onto my back as I try to get through my Book Club book in time for the next meeting. 

This year there is a wisteria just starting to flower and  there is also a vine growing across the pergola so I might be able to pick grapes without much effort while I'm relaxing there.  We built it after I admired a friend's pergola, and I spend many early evening sitting there.

Three things I like:

1.   Panfried trout fillets with new potatoes and greenhouse salad.
2.   Having logs ready in the trolley on the terrace - easy to fetch into the house.
3.   Finally planting some twisted hazel twigs I brought back from Cornwall.