In case you missed the news, Daglan now has another nice spot where you can relax with a coffee or cold drink, or enjoy a light lunch.
At one end of the village, there’s Le Thé Vert, the popular tearoom that’s been operating for some years. And now in the centre of the village, across from the post office, there’s the patio beside the boutique of Fabrice le Chef. The shop itself is a year-round venture run by Fabrice and his wife Samantha, but the patio is available for just the two top months of our tourist season, July and August.
In any case, my wife Jan and I were having coffee recently on Fabrice le Chef’s patio when we spotted an unusual, and apparently quite friendly, visitor: a metallic-blue insect that kept flying around near us, even landing on my hand.
Our first thought is that it was a type of dragonfly. But having done a bit of Internet research, I suspect it could have been a damselfly. Perhaps a male Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)? Or maybe a Common Blue Damselfly?
Here he is, seated with wings tightly folded, on a red-leafed plant beside our table. You be the judge:
If you recognize him, let us all know by leaving a note in Comments (below). But sorry, no prizes available.