Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Flight of the Bumblebee.


Mid August and Normandy is in full bloom. Bumblebees are swarming on the flowers in our garden.


1. First, let's check out the hollyhocks - 


2. Nice! 

3. Now the lavender, not bad!


4. Daisies! We'll give them a miss this time.


5. Ooh! Lavatera! 


6. That's something!


7. Zooming in and landing!


8. Yes, we love it!

9. And more!

10. Now, home to sleep it off!


All photos ©A.Anichkin, 2107

Flight of the Bumblebee/Green Hornet theme with Al Hirt on the trumpet -


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lavatera in August.

Lavatera keeps blossoming through the August.

And bumblebees are coming in droves.



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Granville. Storm Coming.


The beach swiftly emptied as the thunderstorm approached. It was dead calm — and then a violent squall lashed out.



Friday, July 14, 2017

The Chestnut / Le Châtaignier.


On the road near my house, this is a wonderful huge sweet chestnut tree that covers itself in golden bloom every year in mid July.

It is not the horse chestnut conkers tree that flowers in pink garlands in Spring, this one produces edible nuts covered in spiky shells.



Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Wheat field with poppies.


A wheat field with red poppies, near Viessoix, Calvados. / Un champ de blé aux coquelicots rouges près de Viessoix, Calvados

The kind of field Theresa May would have run through as a naughty child.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Percheron Mum.


A Percheron mare at the farm next door had a lovely black foal with white breast.





Thursday, June 15, 2017

Révolution in Vire.

In Vire, the capital of the Bocage Normand (rural Normandy), I discovered a revolutionary graffiti on the wall of a Catholic Convent. Not sure if it's connected to the recent success of the macronistes, but it definitely wasn't there last time I walked round that 'secret passage', Rue de rames. 

Je ne sais pas si ce graffiti est connecté à la réussite des macronistes mais c'est vraiment nouveau. Vire, sur le mur arrière d'un couvent catholique à passage secret derrier du sous-préfecture.


На задней стене католического конвента в Вире обнаружилась новая надпись: Революция. Не знаю, это монашки к чему-то готовятся или юные макронисты торжествуют, но точно в последний раз, когда я там был с месяц назад, этого граффити не было.

First photo by A.Anichkin, second by Helena Lecourt. (page on FB here)



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