Monday, 29 August 2011

These are the squash from the seed my friend Dolly gave me.  At least I think they are. I did save a few seed  from my Sweet Dumpling from last year so they could also be a variation of these. They are very tasty and good in soup.

These Indian Runner Ducks are a little timid but now they have  connected me with food they are quite brazen. I give them maize that they love.

I made pasta salad with things from the garden. Lots of parsley,basil, celery cucumber, tomatoes and I bought yellow peppers from the brocante yesterday and used some of my shallot and some feta cheese.

Very still water and wonderful reflections. The light across the top of the fields was golden. 

Button clover seed.

When the rain comes we head to the high forest to check for Ceps

Onions and shallots drying in the sun.

Wood bee, large black with blue iridescent wings.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

These photos were taken in Grimaud in the South of France. It's a medieval village  very pretty with  plants I seldom see in Burgundy;Oleander, olive trees, Bougainvillea. It seems shockingly colourful. The houses are also lovingly painted in these Mediterranean colours.

This piece of an old enamelled sign was nailed onto the bottom of a shed door. I think it's a Martini sign.

 A collection of glass and quartz pebbles 
A restaurant on the beach, I liked the use of driftwood and sanded back wood. 

A sea salt loving plant