Monday, August 22, 2016

22/08/2016 A few quick shots in the garden. We are out all day tomorrow so I am taking the day off from the diary!!

Maximum temperature 30C, minimum 12C.  23 km/h SE  wind. Dry.
Common blue female.

Holly blue male.

Fritillary Pearl-Bordered (I think)...

as above; it was very windy so photos not very sharp...

as above.

Gatekeeper.

Petunia.

More potatoes brought in; 9.1 kg today.
17.6 kg total so far.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

21/08/2016 Busy, busy, busy!

Maximum temperature 25C, minimum 10C.  21 km/h SE  wind. Dry.
The repas (dinner) celebrating after the ploughing!  We arrived home in the early hours of this morning! 

The starter.

Woke up late and spent most of the day in the kitchen.  More ratatouille for winter...

and courgette ice cream while summer lasts.
Another 20 or so courgettes still waiting for cooking and more on the plant!!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

20/08/2016 Ploughing Competition. How things have changed over the years!!

Maximum temperature 24C, minimum 13C.  29 km/h SW  wind. 3mm rain measured overnight.

The old way and still in use in some places....

Working in Tandem.

Our Mayor at work on his old tractor...

Lots of activity...

A bit more modern...

and here as well...

Work going on all over.

The very modern.

Relaxing after work.

Friday, August 19, 2016

19/08/2016 Another year older.............................

Maximum temperature 29C, minimum 11C.  25 km/h SW  wind. Light drizzle late afternoon.
Last night's sunset....

and something we rarely see!  Sunrise in Chasseneuil - we had an 8am appointment!

Birthday lunch at the Moulin de la Tardoire

Starter.

The Tardoire River...

and the weir....



Watching the boats on the river while sitting outside having lunch...

Interesting chairs on the lawn.

Dehydrating mirabelle plums.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

18/08/2016 Join us on a drive to Angouleme.

Maximum temperature 26C, minimum 16C.  27 km/h SW  wind. 2 mm of rain overnight.
First stop at the local dechetterie (dump)...

where we also saw this crane with a dustbin hanging from it !!!

On our way to the city...

Under the road - can you see part of the fountain on the top?

This wall painting has been on my blog several times but I love it...

Narrow streets; beware of loosing a wing mirror!

Never seen this wall painting before, looks like 'Star Wars' has arrived.

A drive by shot of a street....

The Town Hall....
See history Here

Place des Halles (market)....

and the view from the top of the hill overlooking the railway.

Driving back home, hope these are tied on well!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

17/08/2016 Busy in the garden so a few emergency photos.

Maximum temperature 31C, minimum 16C.  24 km/h SW  wind. A few drops of rain last night but nothing to measure in the gauge.
Hydrangea.

Figs.

Raspberries.

Granny Smith.

Rose Hips.

Medlars ( Nèfle in France)

Tomatoes.

First row of potatoes, 8.5 kg so pretty happy with that.

A lone petunia flower that is bigger than the tiny plant it is growing on!