Friday, July 21, 2017

21/07/2017 I am now a day behind myself thanks to the snail like WIFI connection yesterday.........

Maximum temperature 24C, minimum 10C.   15 km/h NW winds with 18 km/h gusts.  Dry.
Driving to Soyaux yesterday past fields of sunflowers.

Seemed that all had been pretty much cleared by the time we got there!

Crossing over La Touvre river.

Love this roundabout in Soyaux where they have restored part of an old building in the centre.

Hay on the move.

Only 3 trains a day on this track between Angouleme and Limoges so this is a rare occasion to be stopped on the road.

Californian poppy

Small copper  (Lycaena phlaeas)

Sweet potato flower with a fly looking out.

Graphosoma lineatum.

A small hopper on the calendula...

and two what I think are shield bugs.

17 comments:

  1. Hi Diane, the field of sunflowers remind me of my trips through the Orange Free State. All your photos are stunning, especially the flowers and bugs. Kim

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    1. The sunflowers here always bring back South African memories as do the mealie fields :-) Take care Diane

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  2. Your photos are gorgeous, Diane! I love all the details here!

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    1. Thanks Linda, I know that you always enjoy my posts, it is a pleasure to share with you. Diane

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    1. Thanks Pam, so different to yours but I enjoy the change on your blog. Take care Diane

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  4. Gorgeous view of the sunflowers! Beautiful flowers and insects collections. Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Many thanks Nancy, sunflowers are always very special to me as they are great memories of Africa. Enjoy your Sunday, Diane

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  5. Fields of sunflowers make a very pretty sight to brighten up a journey. There are many pretty and interesting sights in these photographs Diane. A lovely way to start my morning. Thank you :)

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    1. Sunflowers are always special, smiling faces, bright colours and great memories. Thanks Denise for the kind comment. Diane

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  6. Thanks for taking us along with you.. the sunflower fields and bridge are fabulous, your macros marvelous as always. Imagine having to stop for the train when there are only three trains a day, that's timing for you 😀😀 happy Sunday Diane ✨

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    1. Ha ha it is very seldom we catch that train and as it is usually too early, too late or lunchtime. This time we had spent so much time in and out of Drs, we were too late!!! France is beautiful it is not hard taking photos here :-))) Guess your Sunday is almost over so have a great week. Diane

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  7. Such pretty photos, Diane, really enjoyed them.
    Amalia
    xo

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  8. What a wonderful and prolific range of insects.

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    1. Note that I seldom get near to spiders though, not my favourite! Keep well Diane

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  9. So much contrasts with the lovely old stonework and the sleek looking train. That hay truck looks like it could just fall over. As always, I love your macro shots.

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  10. At least the hay is strapped down, the farmers with tractor and trailer do not bother, sure it is illegal but...... Diane

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