Postcards from Normandy … Two

Postcards from Normandy … Two

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On Sunday, August 23rd, down came the rain, and people visiting the Cemetery next door, rushed to finish their administrations and reach the shelter of their cars!

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Sensible bods stayed indoors, sheltering behind curtains …..

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…..whilst out in the garden, fruit fattened on a pear tree, successfully pruned during the last few years … yippee!

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…and what a sky over the orchard that evening!

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Monday dawned dolefully and it rained for most of the day with wind that grew stronger and stronger. Dom strengthened the staking down of the billowing Gazebo.

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In the orchard, strong gusts broke off cider apple laden branches from two trees, and the resident sheep were not long to rush out from their shelter to take advantage of the applefest!

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At least the grass and shrubs are enjoying the wind and rain …..

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It rains yet again …..

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….. and blackberries are ripening in the orchard hedge.

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Greetings from Anne in Normandy! ….. August 24th, 2015

4 Responses

  1. Hayley says:

    You’ve managed a celebration of the rain here Anne! Love it :rose:

  2. gertie says:

    Thank you Hayley :rose: What a lovely thing to say :yahoo:

  3. dixon says:

    Nice orchard gertie, :rose: hope you brought plenty apples and pears back with you. Or were they not ripe yet?

  4. gertie says:

    Thanks Dixon :rose: We brought back some half-way decent pears from the tree I got going again, but the apples, although they look lovely, are cider apples and not much good for eating :negative:

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