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 —


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Normandie en automne. Un cèpe du jour.

At last, a few days of rain and sunshine and the mushrooms have appeared. Here's a cep (penny button) from today's catch.

Enfin, la saison de champignons est arrivée! Les Cèpes d'hier sont déjà consommés, voici celui d'ajourdhui. Et vous n'enviez pas! 

Наконец прошли дожди и появились первые грибы. Вчерашние белые уже слопали, вот сегодняшний. А вы не завидуйте!

Photo ©A.Anichkin


Monday, August 01, 2016

Wind turbines and a church.

A wind farm towering over the church in Fresne-Porêt, a village on the border between the Orne and South Manche. / Un parc éolien domine l'église à Fresne-Porêt, un petit village à la frontière entre l'Orne et le Sud Manche.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

July. Country lanes.


July. Country lanes in dappled sun.

Nightmare to drive, can't see a thing from the sun into the shadows. /


Julliet. Les petits routes Normands sont beaux en plein soleil. Mais pour rouler, c’est un vrai cauchemar. Quand on est au soleil il est impossible de voir tout ce qui est caché sous les ombres.










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