Saturday, August 08, 2015

Holyhocks and Bumblebees.


Summer bliss. August, holyhocks in bloom and bees flock to have a bath in gold. There is a firebug watching.







Summer evening in Normandy.

Here you can see why hundreds of artists flocked to Normandy to paint. The light is incredible.

Photos  by © Francesca Bostock.



Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The Green Woodpecker.

This is a large bird, the size of a pigeon, or bigger. She landed just outside my window to inspect the grounds.

Looking her up, I discovered that rather than pecking wood they mostly feed on ground catching ants with their long tongue (up to 10cm/4" long). When not in use it's coiled inside the bird's head. 

A flying ant-eater!


Tuesday, August 04, 2015

After Harvest.

It's harvest time. Some poppies left on the side of the field.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Blonds or Redheads?


My Golden Retriever Strelka and neighbours' Red Setter Duke enjoying a fine evening.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Harvest in Normandy. Golden grain.

Golden grain at sunset.

At a fork on the road to our hamlet, some golden grain spilled on the road.
It looks like it's oats.









Sunday, July 05, 2015

The Flying Boy.

My neighbour, an excellent photographer Francesca Bostock, got this shot of Felix at the school athletic meet. These are traditional at the end of year at schools in France.  


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