splendid colors here at botanic bay, the sun makes it all vibrant!
It has been a most exquisite and hot experience, I shall certainly go back to the City of Corfu some time!
I am enjoying summertime in the garden
my coffee spot in the early morning, no rush, no buzz… oh that is precious
we are lucky to welcome many birds because we are one of the few gardens in the neighbourhood with a nice supply of mature trees for them to nest and feed
our oldish cats are too lazy now to chase them, that is a relief
and the dog is quiet as always, she is a discreet presence manifesting through the clinking of her medal against her collar
reading, listening to the radio when the birds are silent…
that is the life!
This is why I love summer
a cartoon for Mike Lucky Spade who is not shovelling so much these days!
May’s blessed many bank kolidays have let me take some time off the house and the pets.
Off I went for a few days in the south west and I did this hike with my dad. A four hour hike walk up and down hills, sometimes up steep paths and other times gentle winding paths.
But all the time surrounded by the sense of wild and quiet. The sounds of Nature came to my ears, not a single car, not a single plane, but still network for my mobile phone so I could tease the working family back home with some selfies or lovely sceneries.
Here is a sample:
as you can notice, the weather was cloudy, but it made the colours of the surrounding vegetation even more outstanding…
Time for lunch, and then as it started to drizzle, we took shelter under the building where the village oven was set.
And then in the afternoon, with the heat building up at last, came the sounds of Nature:
Then back home, I had one, only one day to enjoy the garden!!!!!
I am currently enjoying a short break in the South West of France, and today I was near Narbonne. The sun was shining bright but the wind was very strong. I really loved discovering
We had lunch at a delicious restaurant in Gruissan, five stars for food and serving.
then we drove to St Pierre sur Mer to park near the riding center, where a little fair was taking place – sheep shearing and local foods and drinks
then we walked the path up the hill until this was unveiled in front of our very eyes – truly mesmerizing!
and finally we drove to the Abbey of Fontfroide, an ancient Sistercian abbey, really worth the visit
so long, dear Readers
tomorrow is the day when I go for a 6h hike near Mazamet, that will be more in the woods;)
Will the temperatures heat up finally? Here at Botanicbay, we have been windswept in quite an unusual way this year. We are not yet enjoying enough heat to allow wildflowers to bloom, or butterflies to flutter across the lawn.
In May, our border collie is 4!
Some cat collects the warmth from the wood;)
Until next time, take care and don’t forget to enjoy the season’s treats!
There it is, you can smell it in the air… Spring is on its way at last.
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