Wednesday, May 24, 2017

24/05/2017 Visit to the Dentist, lawn cut and edges trimmed. Gardening. Sorting photos from our trip away last week

Maximum temperature 26C, minimum 12C.  16 km/h NE wind with 22 km/h gusts.   Dry though heavy dew.
Two different bees for the price of one :-)

A rare back view!

Hummingbird Hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum)

as above

Not the best photo, but for the record, the first Green Lizard (Lacerta viridis) photographed this year.

Last week in Pons on our way to Talmont-sur-Gironde. The old city wall with the chateau on the left and the Donjon from the castle on the right.

Walking the circuit.

The dungeon and the chateau from another view.

A little of the history of Pons.

14 comments:

  1. Your photos are marvelous Diane. The macro shots of the bees, hummingbird moth and the lizard are fantastic. I also enjoyed the lovely views of the old city. Thank you for sharing them. I would like to make another trip to France one day. I loved Normandy when we were there two years ago.

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    1. Denise it would be great if you made a trip to France. It is a beautiful country and just so much to see. Is there a young town/city in France? I doubt it. Thanks for the kind comment, Diane

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  2. The Hummingbird Hawkmoth is truly amazing. I have only ever seen one of them.

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    1. They are everywhere here at present, the sage in flower really attracts them. have a great day Diane

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  3. Such a wonderful tour here, Diane! Beautiful nature photos and I love old cities! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Its a pleasure and I am so glad that you enjoy them. have a great day, Diane

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  4. Great view of the bees and moth from your garden. Beautiful blue sky and love the view of the old city wall and castle.

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    1. Thanks Nancy, the old towns here are amazing and never cease to delight us. Hope all is well, Diane

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  5. You did extremely well capturing those Hummingbird Hawkmoths, Diane. Great images! It's also delightful to see your Green Lizard. How wonderful!

    Best wishes for the weekend - - - Richard

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    1. Thank you Richard, I love the hummingbird hawkmoths and they are quite a challenge to take good photos of :-) The green lizard was walking across our veranda this morning so I am hoping I got some better photos. You have a good weekend also, cheers Diane

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  6. Love the hummingbird moths and that green lizard is exquisite. You capture them so well. More marvelous travels. I think that lady had the right idea.

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    1. The lizard is still around today and the hawkmoths are busy in the sage. The Lizard is under the sage waiting for a meal so the moths must keep their distance. I note it ignores the large carpenter bees!
      You and Joan have to plan a trip when she manages to get her lawyer sorted out :-) Hope all is well Diane

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    2. You will definitely be on our list.

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    3. That would be fantastic :-))))) Diane

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