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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, June 29, 2013

Blossoming in June

The weather has made flowering later than usual but things are finally burgeoning and beautiful.

By no means everything in flower, more than a taste though, more like a mouthful.

The yellow climbing roses on the driveway are just lovely, and the pink rose which isn't a climber, but which is planted against one of the pergola legs by the pond.  I visited friends this week with interesting roses and they have promised to take cuttings for me in the Autumn so I'll have to find some more space for them.  

The aquilegia have been very promiscuous and I have new self-seeded plants this year quite different from the parent plants but equally as pretty.

My sweet peas have been treated to a barrel existence this year, the only problem may be that I couldn't remember how tall they are going to grow so the twirly supports maybe something of a feature if they don't get covered!  

In theory, it should be a wonderful chunk of colour and perfume.

This is Emma, my son Oliver's partner, who is also blossoming.  In this photo she has about five weeks to go - now it's only three weeks and I can't wait for my first cuddle with my new granddaughter, Mia. 

Three things I like:

1.   The seed heads on the poppies bobbing about in the breeze.
2.   Hearing the woodpecker drumming on the trees in my neighbour's garden.
3.   The fresh smell of the garden after the overnight rain.


  1. Can't wait to get started on our garden, its neat and tidy but without enough structure, still we are getting there though. Petit a petit as they say. :-)

  2. It'll all come together eventually - as you say, little by little. It's surprising how quickly everything bulks up and takes over. I love spending time out there whether I'm working or relaxing in the sunshine. I've got much more height in this garden than previous ones and particularly like my pergola which I copied from a friend's garden.