Monday, June 6, 2016

06/06/2016 A few rushed photos yet again in the garden.

Maximum temperature 26C, minimum 11C.   16 km/h SE winds.  Dry so far.

Just to let you know that we are not (I hope), disappearing from the blog, but as we are off on a special holiday, all will be very quiet probably until sometime in July.  If I take any photos on the tablet, and we have a connection, I may add the odd photo from time to time.
Day Lily.

Pink Love in a Mist.

Bumble bee.

Bee and rose.


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As above - Interesting that all these roses, colour change, single flower and double flower, are all on the same climber.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

05/06/2016 Old car Rally at St Adjutory.

 Maximum temperature 21C, minimum 11C.   13 km/h NE winds. Dry.

We joined friends today out on a car rally.  It was good to be out in some decent weather for a change!  I took (as always), too many photos, but here are some of what I think are the better ones. I have put links to the rarer models  if you are interested.
72 cars started the rally, but there seemed to be a few more at the end!


Part of the extensive entry

A bit chaotic driving through Cherves Chatelars as there were a lot of people attending a local Bric-a-Brac!

En route to Roumazieres being followed by a Citroen Light 15

2 CVs at the halfway point

Flower power

Peugeot 202

Teilhol Tangara. based on a Renault 4 chassis

Returning to St Adjutory.

At the end this 2 CV and trailer appeared.

Tilbury SMS rare French designed and made car

If you know us well you will also know this is our favourite , we are huge Porsche fans.

Not to be outdone, we met up with a cart (caleche) and two horses.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

04/6/2016 Emergency photos again today!!!

Maximum temperature 22C, minimum 8C.  22 km/h NE winds. Dry.
Californian Poppies.

As above with a green bottle.

There are fairies at the bottom of our garden...

and even smaller ones here.


Sweet William

Sorry lots of distractions here at present and the camera is not very busy!!  Off to look at a car rally tomorrow so maybe there will be a few more photos.

Friday, June 3, 2016

03/06/2016 Busy day again a few random shots around the garden. Also FIL's tea party for his 95th bithday.

 Maximum temperature  21C, minimum 10C.  26 km/h NE winds. 1 mm rain measured.
An almost identical photo taken last year of the Hummingbird hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum). First one to be seen this year.

Californian Poppy.

Viviparous lizard or common lizard, (Zootoca vivipara) [formerly Lacerta vivipara]

Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

As above.

Green bottle  and not sure what the little insect is next to it!

The third time this year that the Japanese quince has flowered, think it is more that a little confused by the weather! (Chaenomeles japonica).

Love in a Mist. (Nigella damascena)



Bumble Bee.

This photo, and the 3 following photos of my FIL's 95 birthday tea party today with thanks to Cynthia Crocker.

Looks like a good time was had by all.

I have had endless trouble with Google and my blog over the last couple of days.  Apologies for any errors due to frustration.

02/06/2016 No rain but grey and damp! Blackbird came to my rescue with a lack of photos today. Sorry this did not publish yesterday so catching up!

Maximum temperature 19C, minimum 10C.  21 km/h NW winds.  Dry.

Busy with Broad Beans today,  Sack full with pods 12kg, amount of beans when  de-podded and frozen 3.61 kg !  Total from this years small crop 5.68 kg
Blackbird Turdus merula

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Meanwhile in the background a Wood Pigeon lurks. Columba livia.