autumn morning, misty meadow

We're still enjoying warm, sunny afternoons at the moment, but the evenings are starting to draw in, and the mornings definitely have more than a hint of autumn to them. We had some errands to run in Brioude today, so we headed off on our daily walk earlier than usual, before the morning mist had … Continue reading autumn morning, misty meadow

the turning of the season

Summer has made a welcome return over the past few days, after a long spell of very unsettled stormy weather. We still have a lot of flowers blooming in the garden, but there are hints that the season is changing. Some of the plants, like these aquilegia, had their moment earlier in the year, and … Continue reading the turning of the season

weekly photo challenge: window

This is the window of a little hut that stands beside a stretch of the Brioude to Puy en Velay railway line. We pass it regularly on one of our walks from Domeyrat, and I don't usually give it a second glance. It's a bit tumbledown, with graffiti on the end wall. Here it is … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: window

queen anne’s lace

In Summer, the hedgerows and verges are full of the frothy white flowers of Queen Anne's Lace (I much prefer that name to the alternative Cow Parsley). Pretty as the flowers are, I think that the plant really comes into its own in Autumn and Winter, when the seed heads form dramatic structural shapes against … Continue reading queen anne’s lace