Thursday, February 14, 2019

14/02/2019 Happy Valentines Day. A drive to Limoges and I cannot resist our neighbours lambs!

Maximum temperature today 15C, minimum 4C.  Dry;  If the forecast is correct we have a week at least of sunshine ūüĆě 15km/h South-easterly winds with gusts up to 30 km/h. 

Taking the back roads to Limoges, the trees are mostly still bare.

Passing a lake near Rochechouart.

I just liked the view!

Arriving at Limoges. We do not visit unless we have to, we stick to the country!

Sunset at home.

The lambs in the small field on the other side of the fence from our Veggie garden...

These are the younger ones.

Full of bounce...

At the milk bar...

as above.

So very tired.

Common crane (Grus grus) returning to the North and migrating over France...

we are lucky enough to be living under their flight path...

and we have seen several thousand in the last few days.




I have updated my bird blog HERE.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

10/02/2019 Spring must be in the air but I am sure it will not last...

Maximum temperature today 12C, minimum 5C.  2mm rain measured this morning;  rain on and off today not measured as yet.  32km/h North-westerly winds with gusts up to 78 km/h. 
  
A walk around the garden.
Snowdrop.

Bergenia Cordifolia.

Cotoneaster.

Crocus...

As above.

Holly.

Choisya ternata.

Viburnum in bud.

Winter broccoli from the garden.

Something I rarely see... sunrise.



I have updated my bird blog HERE.


Thursday, February 7, 2019

07/02/2019 Not doing very well at keeping up!!!

Maximum temperature today 11C, minimum 5C.  45mm rain measured so far this year;  last year ended up as 1001 mm.  19km/h South-westerly winds with gusts up to 38 km/h.   

Spring has sprung but I am sure the cold will return!
They are all over the place with many more to arrive yet.

Looking on.

Are you looking at me?

Just surveying the view.

Whispering in Mum's ear...

Hey, are you listening to me...

Obviously not...

Oh, I give up...

Now, where shall I go?

At the milk bar.


I have updated my bird blog HERE.

Friday, February 1, 2019

01/02/2019 Trying to catch up...

24/01/2019 Ice on the pond in Devizes with reflections...

25/01/2019 Sunset Devizes...

28/01/2019 The Wadworth Drays delivering beer to the pubs on our last morning in Devizes.

29/01/2019 Going home - Leaving at sparrow to get to the Chunnel in Folkestone...

29/01/2019 heading down the M20 in the UK, I just liked the clouds that looked like mountains.

29/01/2019 Back in France; many of the bridges have different statues on them...

29/01/2019 Sadly driving along the coast there are also quite a few wind turbines as it is very windy there - my pet hate!...

29/01/2019 A view from under a bridge...

29/01/2019 French road signs.

29/01/2019 French countryside...

29/01/2019 and then the rain came down.

30/01/2019 It started snowing as soon as we reached our hotel at Bourgtheroulde-Infreville and this is what we set out in the following morning...

30/01/2019 Not nice...

30/01/2019 White countryside...

30/01/2019 Trying to pass trucks!!!!...

30/01/2019 The snow ploughs were out...

It continued to past LeMans and then it just rained the remainder of the way home!!

 01/02/2019 I could not get to the camera fast enough to get a good shot, the neighbour herding his first lambs into a drier place.