auvergne landscapes: autumn in auvergne

We've had the most glorious autumn this year, with many warm sunny days, and the tints on the trees looking their absolute best. The weather is due to break very soon, so this seems like a good time to share some images of autumn in our area of Auvergne. I hope that you enjoy them.

reflections and winter sun

One of the things I love about this time of year is the low, mellow afternoon light. It's been a bit overcast for the past few days, but yesterday the sun finally came out, so we took the opportunity to get out and take some photographs. Nearby Lavaudieu proved to be an ideal location, as … Continue reading reflections and winter sun

a glimpse of Haute-Loire

I've just realised how long it's been since I posted anything here. Must do better! In my defence, we had our friends David and Mark to stay last week, which always involves a lot of preparation, as the the little house doubles as guest accommodation as well as being my workspace. So, I packed away … Continue reading a glimpse of Haute-Loire


I've been neglecting my jewellery making shamefully for the past couple of weeks, I'm afraid. I was hoping to finish a matching set of necklace and earrings and post the pictures here, but the necklace sold before I had a chance to do the earrings! The reason is that we've had a spell of gloriously … Continue reading distractions

weekly photo challenge: community

It tends to be fairly quiet in our area of rural France during the winter, but most of the small towns do have their own marché de noël in the weeks before Christmas. Earlier this month we went along to the market in the village of Lavaudieu, which is a short drive from us. It … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: community

morning glory

It's nearly the end of September, and a lot of the summer flowers are past their best, but the convolvulus or morning glory is still blooming in hedgerows and gardens. As bindweed, it can be a real problem in gardens, where it climbs over other plants and completely overwhelms them. Fortunately, we don't seem to … Continue reading morning glory