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.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Garden birds and mobile use

One of the two jays who frequent my garden spent a lot of time on the birdtable today.  He often lands first on the gates and then having checked that it's safe, he flies over to the food.  Today it was a mixture of stale bread, proper bird seed and the crust of the large galette des rois which I was given in the supermarket this morning for spending over €50.

There were lots of other bird visitors today and yesterday - here are some of them.  A blue tit on the left and a dunnock on the right.

The robin was on the ground under the bird table pecking up fallen crumbs and the great tit was on the garden wall, where I sprinkle seeds and small crumbs.

This is a stone trough on the mound on which the calvaire stands.  I like the way lichen covers everything that doesn't move.

Here are some of the Light Sussex hens which give me such lovely eggs every day.  

The rhubarb is coming through well now and I hope the snow forecast for tomorrow doesn't spoil it.

I always find it bizarre when I see mobile 'phones being used in strange circumstances, and to use one while on a horse does seem odd to me.  

It reminded me of another occasion when using a mobile seemed strange.  In 2006, I was on holiday in Tobago when the local church women came down onto the beach and all walked into the sea in their dresses.  It was some sort of thanksgiving service.  

As they came out of the water, one of the women, in a pink dress and turban, separated from the group to take a 'phone call on her mobile.  She stood there in her soaking wet dress and took a 'phone call on the beach  - it just seemed bizarre.

Last night on the way up to the field I took a some photos, though it was really cold to put my gloves in my pocket so I could operate the camera.

I meant to show this photo before, but forgot.  It is the beautiful azalea that my Breton neighbours gave me for the New Year - just lovely.

The last photo is of the baby cats this afternoon sitting on my laptop table - they are so adorable!

Three things I like:

1.   Seeing the big pile of logs I've brought in and stacked beside the woodburner.
2.   Keeping in touch with friends on Skype.
3.   Getting the sewing machine out and doing some crafty stuff this afternoon.


  1. Those two cats are just lovely...
    We enjoyed the company of birds...and still do.
    Insect catchers have made three nests in the chandelier on the we can't use it, but their activity more than compensates.

  2. Hello Helen Yes, my kittens are very lovable as is their older friend, Purrdy. My next post will be of the village in the snow yesterday - what a difference a day makes.