I know a lot of you have already seen tons of very similar pics, lol, but those lovely new followers are a good excuse to post some new ones.
The crickets are out in full force, their evening concerts are quite deafening at times, but it can also be quite a soothing sound. Look at these two, jumping about on the old barn door -
I am so glad that most of the veggies and potted flowers survived the really bad weather and especially the wicked hailstorm while we were still in England. We have harvested peas, mange tout, french beans, radishes, lettuce, courgettes, broad beans are almost ready and the butternut squash plants are doing well.
Peas growing against the sun drenched wall of the four au pain ( bread oven ) -
It is so nice to be able to eat outside again, either at this table near the house, under trees
or just above the lower field at the little table, because we can see the little valley right below us as well as the large valley with our village -
We were sitting at that little table the other day, having lunch and drinking some absolutely delicious non alcoholic sparkling cider. It had come all the way from the States, via Germany, courtesy of a wonderful lady called Lanette. She started out a customer and soon turned into a lovely dear friend, who sent me two bottles of this gorgeous stuff ( and other little treasures ). She and her family own a cider making company in the States, Sheffield Cider. Darn, that stuff tastes good -
And after lunch, we were finally able to spend a little while in our loungers, soaking up the warm sunshine and reading for a bit -
Hector insists on having his very own lounger of course, lol. He is a funny thing, he loves climbing up on stuff, he often sits on top of the wooden picnic table and bench.
You know that I love wild flowers, and always pick a big bunch for the table in the garden. I always have them in a VERY heavy big old crystal glass vase -
The last couple of days it has been incredibly windy up here on our hill top. The wind knocked this really vase right off the table. The washing was flapping about so much, I thought the line would break and my washing would end up in the top field, lol -
It was much too windy to take photographs of my latest brocante finds outside, and the cottage is too dark really to take decent photos of them. I hope that by tomorrow the winds will have calmed down and then I can get on with taking pics. Fingers crossed.
Thats all for now. Toodlepip xxx