Uzerche – Corrèze (1)

Uzerche is a small town in the Corrèze tucked between Limoges and Brive. It's one of my favourite places. Its hills are strewn with 15th-16th century stone mansions that all look like mediaeval castles. Here's the first one of them in a series of pictures which should be enough to fuel this blog for weeks... Continue Reading →

Dog Rose (Rosa Canina)

It seems that my readers have a strong liking for flowers. Thus, I have decided to indulge them. As we were gadding about the forest in Marly le Roi, amongst the few orchards that are left, we found this dog rose bush. For those who may not know, this is the wild plant that gave... Continue Reading →

The future is hazy

Mount Rainier National Park - 2016 As I was wondering about this French name so far away from home, I dug a little deeper to find out. As it happens, this has nothing to do with nearby Canada. Mount Rainier was named after rear Admiral Rainier by British Navy Captain George Vancouver, who was a close friend... Continue Reading →

Lockdown diary 5

We're nearly done with the easing of the lockdown, which is due tomorrow. Hopefully, there won't be too many cars out in the streets (wishful thinking that is, of course). Meanwhile, let's make the most of these beautiful flowers taken in our garden. Before, and after the storm.  Down in the dirt. More macro photography... Continue Reading →

Lockdown diary 4

I don't know about you but here, with this lockdown thing, our patience is wearing thin. My Mac keeps nagging me for not backing up for 50+ days to the time capsule which has remained in the office. I've read quite a few pages of "This Sceptered Isle", complete with Winston Churchill's comments, going all... Continue Reading →

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