Friday, September 7, 2018

07/09/2019 A few photos from the garden and elsewhere.

Maximum temperature today 25C, minimum 13C.  Rain that was not forecast yesterday but very welcome, 9mm; 10km/h North-westerly winds with up to 27 km/h gusts. 

Looking down one of the roads in Rochechouart....

and I just liked this old gate in the same town.

A road crossing in Chassenon.

Six sparrows all trying to take a bath!

and a loner.

Comma Butterfly (Polygonia c-album)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta).

Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas).

Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa violacea)

Colorado beetle the big pest! (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), 

House centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata).

Cosmos and bug...

Cosmas and crab spider.

Autumn daffodil/crocus (Sternbergia lutea) and bug.

Californian Poppy.

Rose buds.

Sweet Potato flower.

Violas, these have been amazing, flowering all year from early spring and they are now reseeding.

We are away from tomorrow for the next week and as Penny from 'SnapThat' so aptly said, we will be unplugged.  No computer, and almost no phone contact.
Bonne semaine. À bientot.

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  1. Looks like those sparrows need to make advance reservations for the bird bath. Enjoy your time away, Diane. Look forward to reconnecting when you return.

  2. Great variety n this post Diane. Beautiful photos as usual. Enjoy your time unplugged.

  3. Love these, Diane! I hope whatever you and Nigel are going, that you enjoy!


  4. Beautiful photos, Diane. I love the sparrows taking a bath. Happy weekend, my friend.

  5. Always such a pleasure to see your macro images Diane, they are incroyably beautiful. Have a safe trip away, stay safe ✨

  6. I love coming here and looking at your photos. The town ones are always interesting and pretty, the flowers and their visitors, the same and great macros too. Thanks Diane, enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

  7. The road crossing statue did bring a smile to my face.
    Beautiful photos as always Diane.

  8. These are great! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Such a beautiful collection of photos, Diane. The one with the little sparrows has my heart.

  10. Fabulous photos as usual. I thought we had lots of bugs but it looks like France has its fair share. The butterflies are pretty. Have a great unplugged week.

  11. Looks like you have beautiful weather. Your photos are so clear.

  12. Oh how pretty. Loving that gate. You know i have a thing for doors and gates...NICE. Loving the pretty flowers and the birds bathing is a excellant shot. 66 degrees here this morning, had a cold front come in with rain all day yesterday. Might have to make it to the deck to paint on something since it feels so good.

  13. Everything still looks so summery!😊 What beautiful scenes, I like the interesting bugs too.🐝🌞

    We are finally getting some rain too on Vancouver Island, what a welcome sight.

    Have a lovely week. Sante!😂

  14. Hi Diane, how beautiful, I loved the pictures
    1, 2,, 4,5 and all images of butterflies
    and insects.
    Super colorful!
    Good week's continuation.
    And thank you for your presence there in the house.

  15. Hello . More beautiful photos . I hope you are enjoying your break wherever you are... I am sure we know soon Take care love Anne xox

  16. A white spider (never seen). I love flowers with instects on it. Thank you so much!

  17. I love to see the flowers in bloom. They bring so much happiness.


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