Category Archives: Flora and fauna

Glycines galore

Spring has so thoroughly sprung in the Greater Daglan Area that it feels like we are in summer already. Every self-respecting plant, shrub and tree that is able to flower has either done so already, or is being seriously rebuked … Continue reading

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Flower power, 2nd edition

Just about a year ago (March 20, 2016, to be precise) I posted “Flower power” to herald Daglan’s first Fête du Printemps, or Spring Festival.  And now my wife Jan and I are busily getting prepared for the second edition … Continue reading

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Memories, and current events (March 2017)

We are back home in Daglan after a wonderful trip to Lisbon, our first visit to Portugal. We came back with some lovely memories, which I will be writing about more fully in the coming days. But for now, suffice … Continue reading

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A tree dies in Daglan

Mother Nature can be a powerful force for destruction when she feels like it, and we recently had a good example of that in Daglan — actually, just outside the village, in a walnut grove alongside the rugby pitch. About … Continue reading

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A step in our spring

We haven’t actually taken a step directly into full-blown spring, but the wintry weather of the past few weeks has finally ended in the Greater Daglan Area (GDA). So now there’s a bit of a spring in our step. Here’s … Continue reading

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The Mayor’s speech (2017 edition)

Last night my wife Jan and I attended la traditionnelle cérémonie des vœux at the village’s Salle des fêtes— and so, it seemed, did virtually every other resident of Daglan.  The parking lot was packed, and every seat was taken. … Continue reading

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Our days of hoar frost

We are now clearly in the grip of winter (although thankfully there is no snow piling up), with our early-morning temperatures below freezing. (This morning, -8 Celsius was the lowest that my car’s thermometer recorded as I drove along.) The … Continue reading

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