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.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Village flowers - mostly wild

I wandered round the village yesterday morning after doing the animals and was amazed by the amount of beautiful flowers in two little lanes.

The ubiquitous Mysotis, forget-me-nots, are everywhere.  It doesn't seem to matter how many plants I pull up there are more again the following year.

These are more iris from my neighbour's verge.

 Common cow parsley in the lane, but it's really lovely when you look closely at the little florets.

And unfolding bracken fronds - I love the curls of the "buds".

This pink flowered plant is Crane's-bill alongside the buttercups.

This is one of the many horses belonging to a neighbour.  Who is in a field opposite my hay field . 

Here you can see the hay field and behind it the sheds which house my animals, barn and polytunnel.


The hawthorn is in bloom and it is so pretty especially when you look closely.

Another of my neighbour's horses which he keeps for endurance competitions.

This clump of iris are in another neighbour's garden.  They are smaller than the ones on my other neighbour's verge and very sweet.  

I'm not sure what this plant is, but I really like the way the stamens are held proud of the bloom.

Below is another neighbour's pond which is full from the tremendous amount of rain we had in April.

Periwinkle, Vinca major, is all over the place too and I love the way it spreads and covers the ground.

Another wild flower which I don't recognise, but in drifts it gives a red-pink tinge to the tops of the verges.

This is another of my neighbour's irises.

And lastly an iris bud, promising a beautiful flower.

Three things I like:

1.   The soaring temperatures and sunshine we've been enjoying these last few days.
2.   My village.
3.   My current Book Club book - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.