Monday, 16 June 2014

Yesterday I wondered round my garden and spotted these Shield Bugs and then another red and black bug along with the red and black jumping bug. Guide

Red Currants are intensely red.

The church in Semelay was open yesterday. Someone had been washing the floor. It has lovely old carvings, Romanesque. I used to visit lots of churches in Herefordshire when I lived there. Kilpeck church was one of the best with crocodiles around the door and carved corbels of rabbits, Sheelagh's and all sorts. Autun nearby in France is a treat for anyone who is interested with carvings attributed to Giselbertus, great name. I love the font at Canon Froome too. It has fisherman and their nets and fishes.

Remilly vides greniers I bought scissors, a box wood screwdriver and a small file. I think the file came from a child's tool box. I also bought a couple of gilt frames and George found a pot used originally for storing meat in fat or salt. It still has it's lid.

Local architecture. 2 sweet cottages in Semelay

I had a chat to a man in Semelay about a strip of garden that seems to belong to noone in particular. Maybe a bit of Guerilla gardening. These lillies are everywhere here and they withstand the freezing winters. I have some but mine are not yet out. 

Lunch out yesterday. Most of the restaurants here are quite traditional and mostly heavily biased on meat. The small restaurant in Semelay does a lovely warm goats cheese in parcels with salad.

The countryside is very pretty. Lots of these Cumulus clouds around yesterday.


  1. It is indeed such a pretty time to be in France. Loved seeing the colors in your garden bugs & all, the lovely carvings, the big blue sky, plus that yummy looking salad. Have a good week!