Category Archives: Nature

WordPress weekly photo challenge – Near and Far

I took this whilst out hiking in Le Valgaudemar in the French Hautes-Alpes.

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Harvest time (at last)

The wet and cold weather we had throughout the spring meant that all our crops were late this year. But all that water is certainly paying off now. My husband dusted off the communal combine harvester yesterday and started on … Continue reading

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Bees and lavender

I’ve always had a penchant for bees….. ..and lavender is one of my favourite plants. And luckily there are plenty of both here at the moment. And the good thing about bees, is that they wait quite patiently while you … Continue reading

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Close encounters of the wild boar kind

The crashing in the undergrowth was accompanied by a lot snorting, squealing and excited barking. I’d already taken cover behind the biggest tree I could find at such short notice, but it had the diameter of a saucer and  I now … Continue reading

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Extremely rare flowers in the Alps?

The other morning, I decided to take some macro photos of the tiny Alpine flowers that seem to be growing everywhere at the moment. But when I got back to the house and looked through my photos, I discovered that all I … Continue reading

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