Chez Pres: The Good Bits.

Chez Pres: The Good Bits.

The house itself .

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The garden, warts and all, from outside …..

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 …and from inside!

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Through the front room windows …..

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…..the orchard, through the kitchen window …..

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…and garden through the front door.

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There is flora ….. acacia …

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… rhododendrons …

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… roses …..

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… the ubiquitous daisies …

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….and sage, fizzing with busy, buzzing bees, and more ……

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There is a wide variety of fauna too …..

…a neighbour’s cat in the orchard …..

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…lizards running up and down the wall …..

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…loads of beautiful beetles, the latest find; this bee beetle……

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 …many butterflies; here’s a Speckled Wood, one of many…..

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…intrepid toad ….. missed, get you next time!!!

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… kestrel,  peeping out of the window ledge …..

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…and from the inside, we counted three babies this year …..

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…and occasionally, Teds in the old apple tree.

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Let’s not forget the bees and the Humming Bird Hawk Moth.

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I love the dawns and twilights here.

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It’s a great place to play and revisit the learning and seeking out we had time to do when we were young.

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All this is set in an old village, with friendly neighbours, and beautiful surrounding countryside, We do love our Pres.

 

Anne ….. 31.05.2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Responses

  1. karenp says:

    Anne it’s certainly looks a lovely place :good: warts and all ;-)
    Some lovely photos especially of the chick peeking at you, how cute :heart:
    Bet that house has some tales to tell too and not just about your time there either, do love places where there’s some history to find out about.
    Looks perfect Anne :good: :rose:

  2. gertie says:

    It does Karen, and some pretty gruesome, but it’s a happy House now. I have a collection of Pres stories from what folks here have relayed to us over the years. :yes: :rose:

  3. karenp says:

    Looks a happy house now :heart: and good to add your happy memories to it :good:
    You,’ll have to write a blog on its history one day Anne as would be so interesting :yes:

  4. Ta maison est tres belle, mon amie. :rose: No warts at all :lol: I love those shuttered windows :yes:

    • gertie says:

      Merçi Cherie :rose:
      :lol: We do too. As with so much in our homes, we need to spend time etc renovating. Would like to have renewed shutters made in the same way, but maybe, one day :unsure: :-)

  5. AliCat says:

    Its a lovely house and garden Anne, I am sure you spend many a happy day there and enjoy the wildlife that appears to be in abundance, I do not see any warts at all

  6. shedsue says:

    How very French :yes: :lol: and what a gem Anne, you can tell your hearts there..but your head is In CP I guess…..the best of both worlds…perfick xx :rose:

  7. gertie says:

    Neatly put Susie, and spot on :yes: :yahoo: :rose:

  8. Yewbarrow says:

    amazing Anne- think I would just spend all my time just standing and staring – or praps sitting and staring and listening too with such wildlife – wow

  9. gertie says:

    Thank you Jenny :rose: …. I do and would like to do so even more :yes: :lol: and when I saw the hedgehog too, I was so happy! :-)

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