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Fête des Abeilles

Fête des Abeilles

I promise; I promise, this will be my last post on behalf of Amelia who will return back home tomorrow.  However, I could not resist sharing with you all, my visit today to the Fête des Abeilles – The gathering of the members and the friends of the Association of Apiculture of the department of Charente … Continue reading

Pressing on

Pressing on

It may not be the New Year, there are still few days left of 2012 but it is not too early for me to have started my reflections on the past year with WordPress. Early in 2012 my son suggested I started a blog as a way to create a journal of the garden and … Continue reading

Barcelona visit

I live in the country, not too remote but very quiet.  I reap the benefits of this situation by enjoying a large garden, having my choice of a multitude of walks or cycle rides straight from my door and the sound of silence of the countryside. Last weekend it was time to appreciate civilisation, to … Continue reading

To a Squirrel

To a Squirrel

Being a practical sort of person I have tried to  acquire plants that have more than one virtue.  By that I mean if I would like a beautiful flower I try to choose a perfumed variety. I decided to plant a green hazelnut on the road side of the garden as they grow quickly to … Continue reading

It is a matter of perspective

It is a matter of perspective

It is all a matter of perspective. Viewed on the computer this is a remarkably bad photograph. Viewed in reality on a warm August evening it is a little marvel of nature. Viewed scientifically it is a bioluminescence released when the enzyme luciferase interacts with the luciferin naturally produced by the glow-worm, releasing energy in … Continue reading

Among the fields of barley

We walk most days in the countryside around the house and each day we see something new and different.  Watching the trees and the fields you see the seasons change and it leads you through the year.  We often pass this field and watch the barley growing.  I took my first shot at the end … Continue reading