Tuesday, January 17, 2017

17/01/2017 Busy around the house so just a few photos from the inside today. Historic!

Maximum temperature 5C, minimum -3C. 59km/h NE wind. Dry but heavy frost.
A blanket I crocheted over 40 years ago!

A painting of a Nyala that I painted for my Dad, also many years ago.

A painting that I did of myself at least 50 years ago !

Morris Minor cigarette cards.

The least historic - a visit to the Oktoberfest in Germany in 1998.

Monday, January 16, 2017

16/01/2017 Shopping around and a couple of photos from the garden.

Maximum temperature 8C, minimum -1C. 47km/h SE wind. 9mm rain measured.
Apart from the two photos in the garden, all photos taken from a moving car with a wet and dirty windscreen.
Blackbird and a sparrow.

Sparrows in flight.

First stop the dechetterie (dump).

Road hazard number one.


Road hazard number two.

My pet hate, wind turbines.

Land being cleared.

Lanterne des Morts.  Lantern of the dead in a cemetery - a lighted lamp supposed to serve as guide to the deceased.

Gond-Pontouvre, in the distance.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

15/01/2017 The Blue Tit saves the day again for me.

Maximum temperature 8C, minimum 0C. 58km/h NE wind. Rain but not measured as yet. 


at peace.


and the elusive robin.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

13 and 14/01/2017 Sorry yesterday went by in a flash! Some shots of yesterday and today.

Maximum temperature 8C, minimum -2C. 42km/h NE wind. 9mm rain measured. Some hail last night as well!
Bergenia Cordifolia


Mrs Blackbird

Great Tit ...

as above.

Just missed the robin in the bird bath!

Blue Tit...

As above...

Hanging on the edge...

Three little dicky birds sitting on a wall................

Frozen hail!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

12/01/2017 It has pretty much rained all day today.

Maximum temperature 12C, minimum 4C. 80km/h NW wind. 2mm rain measured.
Our local village, church on the right.

The bridge over the river

Fun in someones garden.

French Scrabble.

Historic, 3 years ago today an Eurasian Sparrowhawk in our garden.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

11/01/2017 More of those feathered jobs in the garden!

Maximum temperature 10C, minimum 2C. 27km/h SW wind. 4mm rain measured.
Mrs Blackbird.

 Eurasian Collared-Dove


Blue Tit...

and look who is back on the windowsill!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10/01/2017 January is flying by with a few birds in the garden.

Maximum temperature 10C, minimum 5C. 45km/h NE wind. 10mm rain measured.
Wood Pigeons, a sparrow, a chaffinch, a male and female blackbird and a blue tit :-)

A dancing Great tit....

Turning its back on me!

Mrs Blackbird.

Female sparrows.