Pres Olympics … Day Five.

Pres Olympics … Day Five.

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Across the valley fewer than usual pilgrims visited the Chapel of Saint Roch. Cars seemed to be contained mostly in the car park instead of spilling over into the field.

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Today has been sunny much of the time, with an intermittent breeze.

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Golden leaves and fairy seeds have been wafted over the garden all day. Instead of going to a ‘Vide-Grenier’ in the village, to purchase things I like but don’t need, I chased butterflies and looked at flowers in the garden, had lunch, fiddled about as you do, then crashed out! I don’t feel virtuous; just wonder what I might have missed!

On a visit into our Grenier, stuffed with the accumulation of careful years, we found the sad little skeleton of a trapped House Sparrow.

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On our arrival, we had found the remains of what looks like a fledgling Kestrel, in the downstairs loo. Here they are together. It’s sad to lose these lovely birds.

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I am glad that there are still some blossoms in the garden.

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Looking skywards …..

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… and earthwards … I sought pretty images, and found a few.

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These are reverting to all white or all red blooms, from a combination of the two colours.

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Old favourites are still around: I have mature cuttings of these fuchsias in CP.

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A wild Bryony I left last year has come to fruition again in the pear tree.

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Butterflies were elusive but I caught a few on camera most of which I’ll put into another blog.

This tatty, Large White [?] I’ll leave here. I bet it could tell a few tales in its short, eventful life!

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Anne ….. 21.08.2016

 

2 Responses

  1. cilla says:

    More lovely photos Anne. So sad to see the dead birds :-( I’m binning my salvia Hot Lips as it proves to be very disappointing.

  2. gertie says:

    Thank you Cilla :love:
    Yes, we just don’t know how the birds get in, unless it’s down the chimneys. :confused:
    The Salvia, apart from going haywire colour-wise, has grown apace, and suits this garden Cilla; although I think it has finally swamped an old rose out of existence, an old rose that’s been old and ailing for a few years no matter what I tried with it :-( I think I’ll let it go and persevere with the Salvia here.
    I noticed that the wretched bindweed is proliferating again….something else to work at :lol: :rose:

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