Thursday, July 28, 2016

28/07/2016 A drive past Cognac to La Rochelle and back. All photos taken from a moving car.

Maximum temperature 26C, minimum 14C.  17 kph NW winds.   Light rain not measured yet.
Major obstruction on the road but a job that needs doing.

Maize, sunflowers and grapes all in the distance.

Vineyards of Cognac

Grapes as far as the eye can see in every direction.

Tolls on the road.

Saw this lotus parked but then....

filling up with fuel; look what was parked in front of us.  Anyone who has been following me for long knows that we are big Porsche fans.

 Plane trees are a common sight in France.

Ghost signs.

I have taken photos of this 'dragon' before on a centre island in the road, but here he is again!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

27/07/2016 More of the garden!

Maximum temperature 27C, minimum 14C.  24 kph NW winds.   Dry.
A pumpkin flower full of bees!

Gatekeeper.

Small white...

and in the air.

Stargazer Lily.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

26/07/2016 A few garden photos.

Maximum temperature 27C, minimum 14C.  19 kph North East winds.   Dry.
The lavender is certainly keeping the bees busy.

Also the Gatekeeper butterfly.

The common Lizard watching on.

Baby sparrow shouting to his Dad for its food.

Stargazer Lily.

Monday, July 25, 2016

25/07/2016 Seen by the roadside.

Maximum temperature 28C, minimum 13C.  20 kph North East winds.   Dry. 
Identical to yesterday though it was misty this morning.
The bees were busy in the sunflower field...

Flowers as far as the eye could see.

Hmm not much room for two here!

A drive by shot of hay bales with the woods beyond.  Looks like lots of planes had been around with all the vapour trails.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

24/07/2016 Cutting up courgettes for the dehydrator! More than I can handle in one go, and we still have jam, chutney and pickles from the last two years!

Maximum temperature 28C, minimum 13C.  20 kph North East winds.   Dry.
Dehydrating.

Bees at work...

in the pumpkin flowers....

with great results.

Large white.

Sparrows - more water please!

Rose.

Stargazer Lily.

Sunset.

Friday, July 22, 2016

22/07/2016 Just a couple of photos, still busy.

Maximum temperature 27C, minimum 16C.  18 kph North East winds.  The storms forecast again did not materialise!!!  Dry
I was under observation!!! Common lizard.

Petunia.

Golden sunset.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

21/07/2016 Saw the sparrows while painting in the lounge and I could not resist them. A couple of other photos for good measure.

Maximum temperature 26C, minimum 15C.  15 kph North East winds.  The storms forecast did not materialise!!!  Dry.
Sparrows having fun in the water.

Gatekeeper butterfly (I think)

Bees in the lavender.

Chafer beetle eating my daisies!

Rosebud.

Love in the mist.