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Early bumblebees

Early bumblebees

I think I should give an early warning  here – this post  is about bumble bees and honey bees.  It is a sort of warning cum apology but the weather this week was amazing and the bees really took advantage of it.  I took these photographs on Tuesday 19 February in the warm sunshine although the … Continue reading

Back home

Back home

It cannot be compared to The Savill Garden but at least I was correct in guessing that the snowdrops would be through in the garden.  Seeing the first snowdrops appear in the garden always lightens the winter for me. My only regret is I do not have as many snowdrops as I would like but … Continue reading

A frosty December morning

A frosty December morning

Frosty mornings on the Charente Maritime are not too common but this year I was keen to get out and take a look before all the frost was melted by the winter sun. I found even the bramble leaves looked different covered by the frost. The cool evening temperature had formed ice crystals on the … Continue reading