Posted on January 6, 2023
This unusual growth was highlighted by the early morning sun shining on a moss-covered ash tree in a corner of our garden.
Wide-eyed and four-legged
Posted on January 4, 2023
This Shetland pony, who used to live with a few companions in a field a couple of hundred yards from our house, had a very docile temperament, although you’d never guess from this manic, wide-eyed stare.
The Hand Of Buddha
Posted on January 2, 2023
I spotted this his bizarre looking item in one of our local supermarkets. The pink circle is actually a polystyrene basket, but those yellow tentacles are the Hand of Buddha.
It’s something I’ve never seen – or even heard of – before, so I wasn’t particularly inclined to shell out fifteen euros (about the same in dollars) to discover what it tasted of.
Apparently, it’s a citrus fruit that has an aroma of lemon blossom, no juice but a mild, sweet pith which can be eaten raw or zested.
At that price, I’ll just take their word for it.
Posted on December 9, 2022
A contemplative (indeed, reflective) scene in the Japanese Garden in Toulouse.
Posted on December 8, 2022
The colours on this fallen laurel (bay) leaf epitomise the autumn season.
Ducking for Apples
Posted on December 7, 2022
Our twin grandsons have probably outgrown the idea of ducking for apples on Halloween, but they used to love it.
November’s Last Photo
Posted on December 2, 2022
I was struck by the contrast of this brightly coloured dead leaf set against the green moss on the top of one of our raised flower beds.
Posted on November 30, 2022
The warm glow of the sodium lights gives a caramel tone to this view of the courtyard of a hotel in the centre of Toulouse.
Posted on November 16, 2022
About a mile from our placee is a slowly rotting old house, irretrievably derelict. The roof has now collapsed, but most of the window frames are still just about intact.
Posted on November 11, 2022
These stone staircases can be found in the crypt of the subterranean church at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne.
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