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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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A few last glimpses of Autumn 2016

As this week’s header photo shows (see above, if you’re unclear about “header photo”), there’s a chill in the air now. Each morning my wife Jan and I need to spend a few minutes scraping frost off the windows of … Continue reading

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The village of art, of flowers — and of bugs

Cautionary note to readers: If your fear of insects is so great that you would be terrified by the sight of a grasshopper that is longer than a metre (roughly three feet), then read no further. For the rest of … Continue reading

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Flower power

For us, Daglan’s first-ever Fête du Printemps, or Spring Festival, began at 7 o’clock this morning. That’s when vans and cars began arriving in the courtyard called La Fontaine, right next to our bedroom window, and flower merchants began setting up … Continue reading

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Blossoming

And so it begins — not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with the gaseous roar of a hot air balloon. Yes, it appears that our long, gray, wet winter has ended, that spring has sprung, and that the … Continue reading

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Flower power (and more)

People in the Greater Daglan Area love their flowers, their shrubs, their trees, and their vegetable gardens, and of course spring is the time of year when flower power is in full swing. All around the GDA you can find … Continue reading

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