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.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Harvests, butterflies and my granddaughter

Yet again I lost my three month prescription this week.  I put it somewhere ready to go to the Pharmacy but when the moment arrived I couldn't find it.  The receptionist kindly arranged for another one for me to pick up and while I waited for it to be signed I wandered outside and saw these wonderful thistly-looking flowers over two metres high stretching into a blue, blue sky.

Beautiful isn't it?
An equally beautiful bloom - a passionflower on my pergola.
The lanes have been filled with tractors and combine harvesters and here is one local farmer getting in his hay crop.
My harvests day after day are keeping me in veggies and eggs - here is one day this week.  I love the shiny aubergine and am eating tomatoes in lots of meals now all the different sorts are ripening.
There are butterflies everywhere in the garden but they particularly like the buddleias in the main flowerbed.
The weather's been so good that I decided to get the large rug from my sitting room shampooed and dried in the sunshine on the terrace.  As soon as it I came inside the three cats appeared and started playing on it. 
Purrdy slept there for most of yesterday afternoon.  I usually do this earlier in the year, at the start of summer and leave the floor bare until the colder weather starts but I am late because of all the rain we were having a few months ago.   I also stripped the covers off the settees and armchair and all the cushions and got those laundered and dried too while the sun was drying everything so well.
Here are two photos of Mia - she's definitely got yawning off to a fine art whether she's with her Daddy or Mummy.
Hard to believe that my lovely granddaughter, Mia, was a month old on 27 August - she is growing so fast.
Three things I like:
1.  The thank you card my lovely German guests made for me and gave me tonight.
2.  Getting my under cupboard lights working again - thanks, Andy, finally I can see what I am preparing in the kitchen.
3.  The free books and DVDs I collected yesterday which will keep me occupied when I go into hospital on Sunday week.