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.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Stunning Autumn Colours

Autumn colours are everywhere and I’ve taken so many photos that it’s been difficult to select for this posting.  Don't forget you can see them in a larger format if you click on any photograph.  The change has been later this year, perhaps because November was mild, but when it arrived it took my breath away.  Mostly pictures of Corlay lake and castle but some of my lane and the field next to mine too.

Above is the field on the corner of my lane in the early morning sunshine.
In my polytunnel I have Ruby Chard growing which is doing a pretty good job of competing with the countryside hues.  To the right are three of my Muscovy ducks who have started roosting on the gate tops and also on the barn roof.
 A bit of home baking which fills the house with such a lovely aroma and makes it almost impossible to wait until the loaf and rolls have cooled before thickly spreading butter and eating.
Now the winter is coming in I have pulled out the various scarves, hats and fleeces that are hidden away through the warmer months.  Here is the first of several winter looks.  When I turned up at Bowls yesterday wearing my cap I was called "Farmer Giles"!
Three things I like:
1.   Collecting 6 eggs from the newest henhouse instead of the 1 or 2 per day recently.
2.   Doing an UK Asda order with a charge of only £5 for delivery to Brittany next week.
3.   Buying a very, very large old pine box for storing my spare duvets.


  1. Thanks, Paul. It's hard to take a rubbish photo with these colours.

  2. I really love your tree photos, especially the beech trees! I do see them in the forests within about 20 mins of here, but not in the local area where they don't grow in amongst the other trees in between the fields. But it's still been a good display and some of the other trees are (or were) looking great just recently.
    My pond has been looking like that picture of the leaves floating on the water a lot recently too. :-)
    I do read most of your posts but I'm just a bit lazy when it comes to commenting, sorry! :-)

  3. Thanks, Mandy. I know sometimes the comments don't "take". Philippa used to have problems posting a comment and I think I may have sorted it since then.