Posted in October 2012

Beauty and the beast

Beauty and the beast

  It was a beautiful day in early October (see my post A summer day in October – 7 October 2012), it seemed as if nature was trying to hold onto summer but the signs of impending autumn were all around.  I saw the beautiful autumn colours of this vine and I took a quick … Continue reading

First visit to a beekeeper

First visit to a beekeeper

We have been buying honey supplied by a local producer, Michel Henry.  In fact we discovered that he lived very close to us and we were able to make his acquaintance and were invited to visit his hives. The entrance to the house is very discrete but once inside a beautiful well-tended garden opens out … Continue reading

Alien circles and fairy rings

Alien circles and fairy rings

On Monday we awoke to find a large black circle outlined in the back garden.  It has a diameter of approximately eight and a half metres (nearly 28 feet).  Of course we had to exchange all the “Martians landing” jokes but strangely there was an oily deposit on the grass which did look like spilled … Continue reading

A Summer Day in October

A Summer Day in October

Last Friday was the fifth of October and the sun shone in the blue Charentais sky like a beautiful summer day with the temperature reaching 26 degrees centigrade.  There was no wind and it seemed an ideal day to explore another little pond just about a kilometre or so away from the pond at Madion. … Continue reading

Beasties file

Beasties file

I enjoy taking photographs of the things I see in the garden and around me. I took this on the third of July this year and stored it in my Beasties file.  It was not until this September that I was treated to a full slide show of Ladybird metamorphosis that I could identify it … Continue reading

Roe deer

Roe deer

We went out looking for cepes this morning.  We had just left the house and noticed a couple of Roe deer taking the same path as we do when we go along the little canal. At least it was a compensation for finding no fungi at all in the woods, not even a slug.  The … Continue reading