Friday, August 18, 2006


Test new blogger

Friday, July 28, 2006

A rose bush

Yesterday Blogger was not letting me post (sorry) today it seems to be OK. Here is a rose bush. It's a lovely bush, called 'Pierre de Ronsard', I believe, and it's a very hard rose to grow, being rather fragile and delicate. Not the pale green, beige, and rose tints in the flower.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Heat Wave!

It's hot, and doors and windows are shut against the sun and heat. It's shady and cool inside!

Sunday, July 09, 2006


This is where the monks would sit and copy illuminated manuscripts. It is very light and quiet - I imagine all the monks sitting silently at tables, with only the scratching of quill pens to be heard.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Heavenly Garden

I live very near Claude Monet's incredible garden - it's on the other side of the Seine River from Montchauvet, but it's a short drive. Since my sister is here, I'm giving her a tour of the region, and thought you might like to go along!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Flax and Poppies

There are two types of flax - one is grown for its seeds and oil, the other for making fabric (linen) Here is the linen flax - with some wild poppies mixed in.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Lace curtain

One thing I noticed here in the village - no matter how run down the shed, there is usually a lace curtain in the window!