Saturday, February 25, 2017

More snowdrops.

End of February and lots of snowdrops around.

Monday, January 30, 2017

First Snowdrops of 2017. Les Perce-neiges.

Patrouille de perce-neiges — les premiers! / 

Snowdrops patrol — the first of 2017.

Первые подснежники года 2017!

Photos taken 30 January 2017 near Pont d'Egrenne, Normandy.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Russian cannons at Mont Cerisy

Picnicing at Mont Crisy Belle Etoile in the Orne, I spotted these two Russian cannons facing East. Where did they come from? Where did they come from? The Crimean War or earlier?

The chateau was built by an English justice lord and later acquired be a French industrialist. It was used by the German Luftwaffe as a spotting station during world war two and bombed by the English. Now the commune struggles to preserve it, you can't go inside the chateau but the tower is restored and opens a beautiful view of the countryside.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Mont Cerisy-Belle-Etoile in Winter.

The beautiful ruins of the 19 Century castle on top of the Mont Cerisy-Belle-Etoile in the Orne with a silver birch in front.

Un bouleau blanc sur la colline du château de Mont Cerisy-Belle-Etoile en l'Orne.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Late Autumn Mushrooms.

I picked this crop of red-cracked bolets on 28 November! They popped up in a place where I don't usually expect to find many mushrooms, not the good ones. And so late in Autumn.

Many mushroom pickers ignore them in favour of ceps and bolets. However their caps, while young, in my opinion are almost as good as ceps.

These went into a quick fry-up!

Monday, October 31, 2016

A Snail and a Sunset

A sunset after a rainy day. They come out in numbers —

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