Monday, March 23, 2020
23/03/2020 The rest of the photos from the last walk.
Maximum temperature here today 19C, minimum 9C. Dry. Frosts forecast for later this week and all our fruit trees are in blossom!! 14km/h South-easterly wind with gusts up to 34 km/h.
Apologies for the delay in posting this, the sun has been shining and we have both been working in the garden. Time has been limited at the computer, especially as I have also been inventing meals with what we have available. We have not been out now for 10 days but will try to get a few necessary items from the supermarket tomorrow, not forgetting to carry our travel permit with us or we could be heavily fined!!
Walkers on the railway line. Good job this part of the track has been closed for a while!
What I think is Hawks-beard (Crepis tectorum) with a bumblebee.
Now I wonder who lives here.
Wondering if this giant snail is a deterrent to the smaller ones!
Squirrels on gateposts.
Reflections in a dam.
Le Logis de Saint Vincent. Logis (lojh-ee) means "home" or "dwelling" in French. Whilst these walls now enclose the premises of a company whose business is concerned with drainage equipment, we do know that in the 1940's, the large multi-storey complex was used as a type of orphanage. This may have been the original purpose of the building, as it was clearly built much more than a century ago. The only reason we know it was an orphanage, is because one of the child occupants who now lives in the USA contacted me when he saw a previous post of mine. Interesting to say the least of it
Derelict a little further up the road. This was a thriving farmhouse in the 40's, the orphan that contacted me re the above, said he was often brought up here when the adults were all playing belote - a French card game.
Returning back home this was the sunset that appeared in the evening.
Back home in the garden the tulips are blooming...
and the few days of sunshine has seen the return of the Common Wall Lizards.
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